Remembering the world's worst industrial accident 39 years later: teach in on Bhopal Gas Tragedy

In 1984, on a cold December night in Bhopal in India, Union Carbide’s pesticide plant released 40 tons of toxic methyl isocyanate gas into the air, killing over 3,000 people instantly. Over the next few decades, the poisoning killed many more and debilitated the health of lakhs of survivors and their next generations.

In this interactive session, we will remember what led to the poisonous gas leak, the environmental activism in its aftermath, how Union Carbide received impunity from the American and Indian states and what the incident means for us today.