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Bhopal: The disaster continues

Newsroom24x7 Staff

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