Theodore Roosevelt warns about nonrenewable resources, and an accident at a chemical factory in Bhopal results in a massive release of methyl isocyanate.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 5:00 AM
Dec. 3, 1907:
In his annual Message to Congress
– the predecessor of the State of the Union Address – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt says “We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so."
Dec. 3, 1984
: An accident at a Union Carbide chemical factory in Bhopal
results in a massive release of the chemical methyl isocyanate. India’s Madhya Pradesh state government set the fatality level at 3,787 deaths related to the disaster, with tens of thousands more injured. A global uproar resulted in calls for tougher safety standards for developing-nations factories. At right, a memorial in Bhopal.
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