UC Berkeley event: The Bhopal Chemical Disaster: 21 Years Without Justice

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The 1984 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal was the world’s worst industrial slaughter in the history of mankind. Twenty one years later the suffering and the Struggle continue.
On the eve of the 21st anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster, join us to find out why.
Association for India’s Development (AID) Berkeley Chapter and International House presents:
Twenty-One years Without Justice
When: December 1, Thursday, 7:30pm
Where: Homeroom, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave. Berkeley, CA 94720-2320
Join us for a viewing of the documentary, Twenty Years Without Justice, and a photo exhibit that depicts the struggle over two decades. The documentary will be followed by a conversation with Diana Ruiz, Dow Accountability Network Coordinator
On the night of Dec. 2nd and 3rd, 1984, a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, began leaking 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate. The gas spread throughout the city of Bhopal. Some 8,000 died in the first hours and upwards of half a million people were exposed. Over the years people continued to die of their injuries, the death toll now stands at more than 20,000.
More than 21 years after the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, over 100,000 people in the city are still seriously ill and chemicals leaking from the abandoned plant have poisoned the drinking water of a further 20,000. Union Carbide and its 100% owner Dow Chemical, refuse to clean their factory.
(Source: www.bhopal.net)
For more information, please contact Sachin Deshmukh at sac@uclink.berkeley.edu
For directions see http://ihouse.berkeley.edu/i/visitor.html
This event is sponsored by the UC Berkeley International House Program office as part of its Globalization series.
Visit our website at www.asata.org
The Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA) works to educate, organize, and empower the Bay Area South Asian communities to end violence, oppression, racism and exploitation within and against our diverse communities.

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