Bhopal Disaster 32nd Anniversary. Survivors’ torchlight parade of 2 December 2016 (Photos by Bhopal Medical Appeal)
Still Killing after 32 Years Bhopal’s Terrible Double Disaster
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32 years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, govt apathy intensifies victims’ pain
Bhopal gas tragedy victims are yet to see any comprehensive assessment of contamination of the groundwater around the disaster site or efforts to clean it up
by Mayank Aggarwal Sayantan Bera [livemint.com Dec 02 2016]
New Delhi: As many as 32 years after the world’s worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, the affected are yet to see any comprehensive assessment of contamination of the groundwater around the disaster site or efforts to clean it up.
For the victims, the disaster is still ongoing.
“Till date there has been no scientific comprehensive assessment done to ascertain how far and how deep the chemicals have seeped. As per earlier studies, poisonous chemicals have contaminated drinking water for several kilometers north and north-east to the factory affecting 22 communities. But now our research shows 10 more communities are affected due to poor quality of water,” said Rachna Dhingra of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action.
“But preliminary findings of latest (private) studies are showing rate of cancer among gas victims is 10 times more when compared to the unaffected population. People are dying untimely deaths,” Dhingra added. [. . .] FULL TEXT HERE: https://tinyurl.com/hggrlv7