Revisited

India: Scars of Bhopal disaster hard to heal

On the night of December 2 1984, an explosion at a chemical plant caused the death of thousands of people in northern India.

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Thirty years on, the groundwater remains contaminated around the plant in Bhopal.

Since the accident, one of the worst industrial disasters in history, the infant mortality rate has risen and many inhabitants suffer from anaemia, skin diseases and even cancer.

Why, after so many years, has Bhopal not been fully decontaminated? Our reporters went back to find out.

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