Write a brief account of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

 Write a brief account of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

Answer

  1. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy is the worst industrial accident.
  2. On the night of 2nd December 1984, in the city of Bhopal, there was a gas leak fity of Bhopal, there was a gas leak from the Union Carbide Pesticide Plant. This gas was methyl isocyanate (MIC).
  3. The gas leakage killed 5000 human lives due to the poisonous MIC.
  4. MIC can react with water. It causes swelling in the lungs. Eyes too develop cataract upon exposure.
  5. Due to such fluid formation in the lungs many people died on the fateful night of gas leakage.
  6. About 50,000 people were seriously affected and many became blind.
  7. About 2/3rd of the children born to pregnant mothers on that night, died due to air pollution.
  8. Only 1/3rd survided. Out of 1350 new born babies, 16 were physically deformed and 60 were dead due to premature births.
  9. In deformed children, there were congenital heart defects, holes in arms and impaired eyesights
  10. The vegetation in the surroundings area of the Union Carbide plant of about 3.5 sq km was severely affected. 
  11. The fruits were also affected after the episode of gas leakage. They were also affected after the episode of gasl eakage. They were unfit for humanc onsumption.