ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Wastes Not Wanted

in the control area in the same period. An estimated gas-affected population of 5,00,000 will require some kind of health care or other for the next 20 years. The total cost of such health care comes to $ 1.14 billion. It needs to be mentioned that the total compesation claimed by the Indian government is $ 3 .3 billion and the compensation amount calculated by the Citizens Commission on Bhopal, a US-based coalition of 50 social and environmental organisations, was 4.1 billion dollars. The health care costs arrived at in the present note, therefore, are quite in accordance with the foremen- tioned amounts of total compensation.

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