Survivor victims of Union Carbide gas leak hold placards as they sit on a protest in New Delhi, India, 10 November 2014 to demand revisions in disaster figures and corrections on the issue of compensation. (EPA/HARISH TYAGI)
November 25, 2014
The Bhopal disaster is widely described as the world's worst industrial accident. On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands were killed when lethal cyanide gas leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. Decades later, activists say residents and their children still live in a contaminated environment and suffer from cancer, vision problems, and other chronic health issues. What should be done to achieve greater justice for the victims?
On today's episode, we speak to:
Bhopal disaster survivor and activist
Kal Penn @kalpenn
Actor, "Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain"
Ravi Kumar @ravisky
Director, "Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain"