Environmental Health volume 4 , Article number: 6 Cite this article. Metrics details. On December 3 , more than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, immediately killing at least 3, people and causing significant morbidity and premature death for many thousands more. The company involved in what became the worst industrial accident in history immediately tried to dissociate itself from legal responsibility.
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At s, the public health infrastructure, sewage and waste system in Bhopal are still in very poor condition. Besides, mass casualty emergency response system also lacking in Bhopal. Union Carbide Corporation is one of the largest chemical and polymer companies in the united state. In , Union Carbide operated in
In: Historical Events. A leak of methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals from the plant resulted in the exposure of hundreds of thousands of people. The toxic substance made its way in and around the shantytowns located near the plant. The official immediate death toll was 2, and the government of Madhya Pradesh has confirmed a total of 3, deaths related to the gas release. The Bhopal plant was later sold