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Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain

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On the morning of December 3, 1984, a Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal exploded releasing 45 tons of methyl isocyanate. The result was over a half million people exposed with 20 to 25,000 said to have died s a result of it. Thirty years later the groundwater is still contaminated and people are still dying with children being born with defects. To this day, DOW Chemical, the new owner after purchasing Union Carbide has refused to take responsibility for the clean up and has covered up for Union Carbide's crime. Warren Anderson, CEO of Union Carbide was also given coverage by DOW and the US govt and recently died at 92 in Florida having escaped justice and responsibility for this tragedy.

Bhopal- A Prayer For Rain is a movie opening today that seeks to relay the events surrounding this epitome of corporate greed and irresponsibility. This is not just a story about the leak however, but the circumstances we see corporations constantly taking advantage of in order to further t…