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On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst

Image | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster, activists and students protest in Mumbai as part of the Global day of action against corporate crimes in support of the thousands of people in Bhopal still suffering from the...

Bhopali students during a talk on the ongoing

Image | 21 November, 2002 at 1:00

Bhopali students during a talk on the ongoing Bhopal disaster

Protestors draw attention to the contrast

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

Protestors draw attention to the contrast between efforts to find Osama bin Laden and those to extradite Warren Anderson, former chief executive of Union Carbide. Anderson is evading justice in the United States and wanted for crimes in Bhopal.

The suffering continues in Bhopal but not

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

The suffering continues in Bhopal but not in silence. Sunil Kumar (right) calls for justice. He was given up for dead when the disaster struck.

Protestors draw attention to the contrast

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

Protestors draw attention to the contrast between efforts to find Osama bin Laden and those to extradite Warren Anderson, former chief executive of Union Carbide. Anderson is evading justice in the United States and wanted for crimes in Bhopal.

'I was the man in charge of law and order

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

'I was the man in charge of law and order that night. Everyone else had fled to safety, leaving the city and its people to their own devices. But I have paid a heavy price. I have survived, but with a clutch of ailments.' says Swaraj Puri, as he...

Contamination from the plant pollutes the

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Contamination from the plant pollutes the soil and ground water of local communities. Hundreds of people, still drink and wash with the contaminated ground water.

Union Carbide left hundreds of tonnes of

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Union Carbide left hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste on the site. Until mid-2001, the factory grounds were inaccessible without special permission from the government.

A view of the abandoned pesticide plant

Image | 10 December, 2001 at 2:00

Union Carbide fled the scene in 1984 and for the last 17 years virtually nothing has been done to clean up the highly polluted site.

Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 2:00

Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash Nagar, an area opposite the Union Carbide factory. Some, like Gumanilal, received inadequate compensation after the disaster, which helped them to pay medical expenses for a short time. Others have...

Born on the day the toxic gas swept across

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Born on the day the toxic gas swept across the city, this girl was named Gas Devi - 'gas goddess' - by her parents.

Foetuses which were aborted by pregnant women

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Fetuses which were aborted by pregnant women escaping from the gas, or shortly after the gas leak, were preserved at the state government's Hamidia Hospital, to establish the cause of death.

Mass cremations were held alongside the communal

Image | 4 December, 1984 at 2:00

Mass cremations were held alongside the communal graves. "The bodies were strewn all over and the stench of death was overpowering," recalls 76-year old Amar Chand Ajmera, a social worker. "I remember, we cremated more than 2,000 bodies in a day."

Lone survivor

Image | 5 December, 1984 at 2:00

Lone survivor. This elderly woman was badly injured when exposed to the poisonous gas, but survived. Everyone else in her family died.

The morning after

Image | 3 December, 1984 at 2:00

The morning after. Survivors of the disaster stand in front of the Union Carbide factory one day after the lethal gas leak. Their eyes and lungs have been badly damaged by exposure to the gas.

Gustavo Ampugnani of Greenpeace with Mexican

Image | 15 October, 2001 at 3:00

Gustavo Ampugnani of Greenpeace with Mexican grown GE-free maize, demonstrating Mexico has no need for GE-contaminated maize from the US.

A Bangladeshi farmer using organic methods

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

A Bangladeshi farmer using organic methods plants young rice into soil that has been recently flooded.

Organic Farmer in Spain

Image | 11 October, 2009 at 3:00

Eduardo Campayo García, organic farmer born in 1961 in Albacete, Spain. Eduardo and his family switched to organic farming 12 years ago. He produces maize, alfalfa, peas, potatoes, wheat and wine. “I believe in organic farming because...

Bhopal residents are given the chance to

Image | 14 August, 2000 at 3:00

Bhopal residents are given the chance to send a message to Union Carbide. The company responds by blocking any messages from the residents.

Toxic water from Bhopal that locals are forced

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

Toxic water from Bhopal that locals are forced to use because Dow Chemical refuses to clean up the site of the world's worst industrial disaster. The water was delivered to the European headquaters of Dow in Switzerland.

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