Accident: Bhopal gas explosion

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Name
Accident: Bhopal gas explosion Gender: N/A
born on 3 December 1984 at 00:35 (= 12:35 AM )
Place Bhopal, India, 23n16, 77e24
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Timed official source
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: de Jabrun
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°48' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°35 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°39'



Biography

Gas leak incident in India, considered the world's worst industrial tragedy. It occured at the Union Carbide India Limited (pesticides).

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Source Notes

Rolf Liefeld quotes M.J. Peterson: Bhopal Plant Disaster – Situation Summary, p. 5: "Worker concern was first inspired by the smell of gas about 11:30. A small leak was found and a water spray set up to neutralize it. Workers discussed the situation and what to do during their regular 11:30 pm tea break. Pressure continued to build relatively slowly, with the control room indicator reading so mewhere between 25 and 30 psi at 12:15 am. By 12:30 am, however, it read 55 psi – well above operational limits and gauge error. At this point the control room operator went out to the tanks to double-check the gauges there. He heard a relief valve pop, heard rumblings from the underground tanks, and felt heat through the concrete covering the tanks. He returned to the control room to engage the stack scrubber, but the caustic soda failed to flow. A large cloud of gas escaped from the vent stack. At about 12:40 am the plant supervisor was informed of the problem and the alarm sirens sounded."

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