Approximately 15,000 people died from the aftermath of the accident. Additionally, many children are born with physical and mental impairments because of their parent's exposure. The area's water is likely still contaminated. The cleanup still remains to be completed, and human rights groups report that thousands of tons of hazardous waste is still buried below ground. Dow Chemical took over Union Carbide in 2001, and survivors of the accident report that the new owners have slowed the cleanup.
Though there was a civil action leading to a fund to help the survivors, the only individuals ultimately held responsible were Indian nationals, not the powerful heads of the U.S. Corporation that were ultimately in charge of operations.
Let us Never Forget the many people harmed and killed by this terrible accident. Let us Never Forget that there are still over 100,000 people struggling with serious medical conditions because of this accident. Let this never happen again.