Bhopal: A restorative response

Martin Wright suggests that a merger of two giant chemical companies could herald a fresh start

Bhopal memorial. | Photo: Luca Frediani, uploaded by Simone.lippi via Wikimedia Commons.

A common reaction to mention of the Bhopal poison gas disaster in India is: ‘I think I’ve heard of it, but wasn’t it a long time ago?’ Indeed it was, in 1984 to be precise; but many in Britain are unaware that people are still suffering its after-effects. Worse, there has been a second poisoning: deadly chemicals left on the abandoned site are leaching into the water supply.

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