Title: Bhopal Second Disaster
Authors: Alex Masi
Bhopal Second Disaster by photographer Alex Masi
provides a portrait of people living in the shadow of one of the worst
industrial accidents ever to occur: a gas leak at a Union Carbide
pesticide factory in Bhopal, India in 1984.
The true number of dead and injured will never be known but the
consequences for the living are still being felt.
Almost 30 years later, approximately 30,000 people live in settlements
in the area surrounding the abandoned plant and find themselves and
their children suffering from severe neurological disorders produced by
years of chemical contamination of the areas soil and water.
Bhopal Second Disaster offers a disturbing and
tender portrait of these communities, the terrible toll the pollution
is taking on them and their struggle for justice and assistance. It
reminds the viewer of the long term consequences of industrial
pollution and the difficulty that victims of pollution face when