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26 Nov 2009

Akshai Jain, Mint [India]

The remains of the night [India]

At the Chingari Trust, a rehabilitation centre for children of gas victims born with congenital defects, seven-year-old Kushi Verma’s twisted frame lies on her mother’s lap. She was born with cerebral palsy. Her spine is so curved that she can’t even sit straight...Verma and others...are at the core of a debate that continues to rage 25 years after the leak of methyl isocyanate from Union Carbide’s factory here. Are these ailments...a result of that leak, and the continuing impact of pollutants in and around the factory?...there are two, opposite schools of thought...

Part of the following timelines

India: 25 years after Bhopal gas disaster, health and environmental impact still contested

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in India)