8 Horrifying Examples of Corporations Mistreating Black Communities With Environmental Racism

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The 1984 poison-gas leak at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, killed thousands of people, making it the world’s deadliest industrial accident. It is not a coincidence that the only place in the United States where methyl isocyanate (MIC) was manufactured was at a Union Carbide plant in the predominantly African-American town of Institute, West Virginia. In 1985, a gas leak from Institute’s Union Carbide plant sent 135 residents to the hospital.

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