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Bhopal victims file appeal against Union Carbide

  1. News: Bhopal poison gas disaster victims have filed an appeal against Union Carbide Company (UCC) alleging pollution of drinking water
  2. Allegation: The water pollution is due to the continued leakage of toxic material to local wells from the UCC plant since it was shut down
  3. Background: In December 1984, methyl isocyanate, a poisonous gas leaked from UCC’s pesticide plant in Bhopal, killing thousands
  4. Federal appeals court had earlier dismissed the lawsuit regarding water pollution- the victims are urging the court to reconsider the dismissal
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