On December 3, 1984, a Union Carbide pesticide plant released 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas that killed up to 5000 people in a matter of just hours.
Today marks the 23rd anniversary of what is considered to be the worst industrial disaster ever.
It is said that about 20 000 people have died in the years since 1984. Authorities say that the disaster still claims at least one life every day.
In addition, birth defects and other serious medical complications still affect 120 000 people living in and around Bhopal.
Union Carbide denied that the disaster was their fault. Instead they have consistently said the disaster was the work of sabotage.
The Dow Chemical Company bought Union Carbide in 2001 but has they claim that they have met all financial obligations related to the Bhopal disaster.
This Al-Jazeera report interviews survivors about the disaster and assesses the aftermath. It is a shocking report that finds Dow Chemical seeking to 'bribe' its way back into business in India.
And what is especially disturbing is that the Indian government seems to be allowing Dow to get around its repsonsibility in the interests of attracting foreign direct investment.
See the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal for more information.
Lest we forget, I recommend this two part series as more than just a form of remembering:
"It Happened in Bhopal" - 27 Aug 07 - Part 1
"It Happened in Bhopal" - 27 Aug 07 - Part 2
Sign the Petition for Justice in Bhopal here.