A 1984 event shattered any concepts of how much tragedy could occur from a single industrial incident such as a chemical leak. Until then, most Americans probably never had heard of the city of Bhopal, India. However, a leak in December of that year became known forever simply as the Bhopal Disaster. Approximately 45 tons of dangerous methyl isocyanate gas escaped from an insecticide plant and spread airborne to heavily populated areas; thousands were killed and countless others suffered health effects. (For more details on the tragedy, see: “Grasp All the Lessons of Bhopal,” and for a safety expert’s take on what the Bhopal Disaster taught that industry still…Full Story
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