The Bhopal Incident:
2 December1984, a pesticide factory owned by an American multinational –
the Union Carbide Corporation leaked a large amount of poisonous gas
into the air surrounding a small and impoverished town called Bhopal,
India. The immediate death toll has been estimated to be around 7,000
people, and the death toll from long-term health problems now stands at
25,000 – and a further 25,000 people in the slums around the factory
continue to be poisoned by the chemicals that have been left behind.