The Bhopal gas tragedy is also known as the Bhopal disaster. It took place on the year 2nd December,1984. It killed an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 people and 2000 animals. The root cause for this tragic incident was that about 45 tons of the dangerous gas methyl isocyanate escaped from an insecticide plant that was owned by the Indian subsidiary of the American firm Union Carbide Corporation.
This was one of the most tragic incidents of the world that has been studied about till date. Groundwater found near the site of the world’s worst chemical industrial accident in Bhopal is still toxic and poisoning residents a quarter of a century after a gas leak there killed thousands, two studies have revealed