Bhopal: Chemical Plant Accident

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Death came at midnight for victims of a toxic gas leak in Bhopal, India, on December 3, 1984. The airborne leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant killed more than three thousand people and permanently injured thousands more. Explore the causes behind the world's deadliest industry-related environmental disaster and the ongoing efforts to deal with the human and natural damage it caused.

Presents an account of the 1984 chemical accident at the Union Carbide plant ...

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Overview

Death came at midnight for victims of a toxic gas leak in Bhopal, India, on December 3, 1984. The airborne leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant killed more than three thousand people and permanently injured thousands more. Explore the causes behind the world's deadliest industry-related environmental disaster and the ongoing efforts to deal with the human and natural damage it caused.

Presents an account of the 1984 chemical accident at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, and its aftermath.

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Bryan recounts the environmental disaster of 1984 when a toxic gas leak in Bhopal, India, killed more than 3,000 people and injured thousands more. In the introduction, Bryan explains how a leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant sent forty-six tons of gas into the environment. It was the worst industrial accident ever. Chapter one tells about the building of the plant in 1969 which local residents considered "beautiful." Although the danger of producing pesticides and poor plant safety was questioned, residents of Bhopal and surrounding areas were happy to have jobs at the plant. When the toxic gas shot up from the tank, terror erupted in Bhopal. A gas cloud hung over the land. Many people lost their sight, had damaged lungs and loss of brain function. Bryan does a good job of showing the consequences of such a disaster, long term health problems, and legal actions taken against Union Carbide. It took seven years to settle the case on behalf of the victims. Color photographs, sidebars, a time line, glossary, and further reading and information is included. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.
— Della A. Yannuzzi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836855104
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Series: Environmental Disasters Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 3.76 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Death in the Night 5
Chapter 1 A Beautiful Plant 11
Chapter 2 "The Worst Has Happened" 20
Chapter 3 Chaos and Panic 26
Chapter 4 Grief Turns to Rage 32
Time Line 43
Glossary 45
For More Information/Web Sites 46
Index 47
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