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Union Carbide pesticide factory, Bhopal, India. | by Bhopal Medical Appeal
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Union Carbide pesticide factory, Bhopal, India.

Exterior view of the Union Carbide pesticide factory scene of the world's worst industrial disaster.


Interior shot of the factory before it was stripped of some of its most valuable components and subsequently abandoned to the elements.


The factory remains ruined and abandoned to this day and there are approximately 350 Metric tonnes of highly toxic waste stored above ground.


Of greater concern are the many thousands of tonnes of toxic waste that were buried, in an untreated state, on the site.


Rain water runs through his waste, along with the remains of the abandoned solar evaporation ponds, and leaches toxic chemicals in to the local ground water aquifer.


The toxic plume has now spread for miles from the factory and many thousands of impoverished people have been using it, for decades, as their primary water supply.


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Taken on May 30, 2014