When a Union Carbide pesticide plant in the central part of India released almost 50 tons of toxic gas, thousands died from the fumes. That was in 1984. Recently, a U.S. court has reinstated a case against Union Carbide for the disaster’s longer term effects — specifically, water pollution. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and reparation for the extensive water pollution resulting from the 1984 leak, reports Reuters.
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