It is considered among the world's worst industrial disasters. The highly toxic substance made its way into and around the small towns located near the plant. Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2,
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Your browser Internet Explorer 7 or lower is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how to update your browser. On December 3, , a gas leak began at a pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide located in Bhopal, India.
Bhopal, the state of Madya Pradesh is the central city of India populated by around 1 million people. Approximately, one third of its one million inhabitants live in closely compact housing in its northern and central districts. It was blessed with various natural and artificial lakes. It was called the greenest city in India.
Chemical disasters are the types of accidents which are connected with the chemical industry. With the development of chemical industry the risk of chemical disasters increased considerably and the global community has set the strict norms on every plant in order to make it prevent any disasters and monitor the quality of work and the condition of the machines and tools used in production. The first breaking point which made people start thinking about safety was the Bhopal disaster which occurred in It is considered to be the biggest industrial and chemical disaster in the human history, because it took more than 18 thousand of human lives and caused enormous damage to the environment, as the chemicals which were released into the atmosphere that day were used for the creation of the strong insecticides. After the Bhopal disaster numerous international organizations started to demand the chemical industry to monitor the quality and the production, the safety of the plants, the condition of the appliances, etc.
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