Bhopal Gas Tragedy Aftermath- The Development of Environmental Policy in India

Bhopal Gas Tragedy Aftermath- The Development of Environmental Policy in India

Abhishek Kumar
abhishekcnlu6@gmail.com | An Independent Researcher

The disastrous Bhopal Gas Tragedy occurred on December 2, 1984 at the premise s of Union Carbide India Limited officially killing 3000 people and unofficially around 10,000 people. After the leakage of 27 tons of deadly “ Methyl Isocyanate ”, about half a million of people became direct victims of the said tragedy, with a large number of people getting exposed of fatal diseases and environmental hazards in their surroundings . During the manufacturing process at the UCIL, highly volatile and toxic Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) 1 was combined with Alpha – Nepthol to produce Sevin, a kind of pesticide which was widely used in India at that time.

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