Chemical Disaster Prevention Day December 4th,Chemical Disaster Prevention Day is observed every year on 4th December to emphasize the importance of chemical safety.
The world's worst industrial disaster took place on 3.12.1984. In Bhopal from M/S Union Carbide India Limited, accidentally about 40 metric tonnes of Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) is leaked into the atmosphere within half an hour. The poisonous gas has killed almost 3000 people. Around 2,50,000 people were left permanently disabled. Some families completely vanished. After that accident, only Indian government amended many rules and regulations to tighten the industry.
The Ministry of Environment and forest organised a meet on 4th December 1998, after 10 years of the accident and announced this 4th December as Chemical Disaster Management Day.
Even after amending many of the acts still we are witnessing many industrial accidents and also the problem of pollution is increasing. All the citizens of India should work towards improving the environment and keep this earth as a safe place to stay.