‘Stop Mangaluru from becoming another Bhopal’.

Bhopal Disaster campaigner, Satinath Sarangi

Satinath Sarangi, Bhopal Campaigner

Satinath Sarangi, Bhopal Group for Information and Action (BGIA) and Managing Trustee of the Sambhavna Trust Clinic has been speaking at events in Mangaluru (or Mangalore) urging that lessons should be learned from Bhopal to ensure that history does not repeat itself.

“Chemical industries necessarily make an impact on the water bodies and Nature which is fragile. The government should, therefore, conduct a comprehensive study on the impact of chemical industries on the ecology of Mangaluru,”

“There are similarities between the Bhopal gas tragedy and what is happening at Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL),” Satinath Sarangi observed while addressing a gathering at the Janaagraha meet, organised to oppose the MRPL’s fourth phase expansion plans.

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Sarangi later addressed students on ‘Chemical Industries and Citizens Vulnerability: Bhopal Experiences and the Lessons’ at an event organised by the Social Work Department of St Aloysius College.

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