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Bhopal: The disaster continues

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Bhopal: The escape of about 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) – a highly toxic chemical – from a storage tank on the premises of the pesticide plant of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) in Bhopal – the capital of the State of Madhya Pradesh – on the night of 02/03 December 1984 resulted in a horrendous disaster. 3,095 more words


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I was asked recently how I came up with the character for the baddie in… 365 more words


1960's Union Carbide Ad

A clever piece of advertising from Union Carbide, the company responsible for the Bhopal Disaster of 1984. In a pattern that can be seen time and time again the West is conflated with and used to symbolise progress. 115 more words

Progression As Regression

End of Summer School: Toxic Environments (Part II)

Here’s the follow up to yesterday’s post about the world café workshop!

The afternoon workshop had focused on exploring different types of toxicity – from stress to habitat destruction to pollution – before identifying difficulties for engaging in these contexts. 898 more words

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Remember Bhopal Museum commemorates Nagasaki-Hiroshima holocaust and Bhopal disaster

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Bhopal: The Remember Bhopal Museum commemorated the 70th and 30th anniversary of the Nagasaki-Hiroshima nuclear bombing and the Union Carbide disaster , on 9 August 2015. 551 more words


Principles, Potential, and Parenting: Love Thy Technology

The Bhopal disaster would not have happened if the Union Carbide pesticide plant was loved. That’s such an incredibly weird sentence, and probably an infuriating one to most folks. 1,235 more words


Mental health and disasters.

Natural and man-made disasters happen year upon year. We see them reported in the news, with varying degrees (a discussion for another time). We can see the physical damage these disasters produce: damage to property and the environment, injuries and loss of lives, displacement and the local economy is disrupted. 618 more words

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