The Legacy of Bhopal

Photographs by Giles Clarke

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As night fell on December 2 1984, methyl isocyanate, a compound used in pesticides, leaked and spread through the shanty towns around the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal City, India. It was one of deadliest industrial accidents in history.

Reportage contributor Giles Clarke, whose image appears above, has covered the Bhopal aftermath over the years. More of his images are licenseable via the Getty Images website.