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This factory still stands in Bhopal like a hoary symbol of the worst tragedy of the industrial era.

The Union Carbide factory and the face of then Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson remained etched in the memory of millions of Indians as mascots of all that is wrong with transnational industrial corporations.

Surrounding the skeletal remains of the pesticide factory are maimed survivors of the nuclear winter of what a poet has called DeathSmog Day.

After 20 years, there are as many questions unanswered as the number of people who have died since that fateful day.

Text: Jestin George | Photo Credit: Getty Images, India Abroad Archives and Mukesh Parpiani
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