There are reportedly 425 tons of hazardous waste- though local advocates allege there is a great deal more- stored and buried in the factory grounds. 
"The toxins we have found in the factory are related to the production process of the plant. It is clear that UCIL was dumping the waste- of chemicals and pesticides- in the factory compound over the years it operated the factory. DOW Chemical company, who bought over Union Carbide, must be held responsible. Its own annual report shows that it has taken on the liability of Union Carbide in the case of asbestos exposure in the US. Why is it denying this responsibility in India?" asks Sunita Narain, director of the Centre for Science and Environment about their 2009 report disclosed on the 25th. anniversary of the chemical explosion. (image by Amiran White)
There are reportedly 425 tons of hazardous waste- though local advocates allege there is a great deal more- stored and buried in the factory grounds. "The toxins we have found in the factory are related to the production process of the plant. It is clear that UCIL was dumping the waste- of chemicals and pesticides- in the factory compound over the years it operated the factory. DOW Chemical company, who bought over Union Carbide, must be held responsible. Its own annual report shows that it has taken on the liability of Union Carbide in the case of asbestos exposure in the US. Why is it denying this responsibility in India?" asks Sunita Narain, director of the Centre for Science and Environment about their 2009 report disclosed on the 25th. anniversary of the chemical explosion.
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