A Walk to Remember

bhopal, chemical factory, factory

This walk does not entail a rejuvenating stroll in a lush green garden it is walk to a charged but not convicted factory.

Twenty nine years ago, at five past midnight on December 2, 1984 in Bhopal, methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas was accidentally released from this factory. It was the Indian pesticide plant of the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) a chemical factory that made MIC and other chemicals. The fatal gas resulted in the immediate death of hundreds who inhaled it and made thousands permanently disabled and maimed. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy is one of the world’s worst industrial disasters which continue to affect the third generation of people with undiagnosed diseases and consumption of toxic ridden water. The victims still await treatment and justice in the form of compensation and clean drinking water.

↑     Gateway to the Indian plant of Union Carbide Corporation (UCC).

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bhopal, chemical factory

↑     Although spotted buffaloes and goats were around, I could capture a wild pig crossing over.

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↑     The complicated insides of the factory.

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↑     Store house for pesticides and chemicals.

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↑     Gas chamber standing tall since 1934.

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↑     The laboratory still carrying remains of the chemicals.

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↑     Manufacturing unit is in the state to be restarted again.

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↑     Chemical reactors of the plant.

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↑     The major reactors that store the raw materials.

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↑     This is where the workers stood day and night to run the factory.

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↑     Dilapidated store-house.

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↑     The once efficient processors.

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↑     Pieces of cotton candy are actually molten glass.

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↑     The apparatus used to function efficiently to produce methyl isocyanate (MIC)