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Dec. 4, 2009, 8:38 a.m.
25th anniversary of Bhopal disaster

Photo: ZUMA Press

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25 years after Bhopal

An Indian boy drinks some tap water on Dec. 1 in Bhopal, India. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) announced that the waste left at the Union Carbide factory, which closed 25 years ago, is continuing to poison residents near the plant. Indian officials have disputed previous such claims and say they provide "100% clean water." In 1984, poisonous gas leaked from a pesticide factory in Bhopal and killed 4,000 people in a nearby slum.