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Bhopal's air, water declared safe; meat sales still banned

Authorities concerned with the fallout of the industrial gas leak that killed almost 2,000 people have banned meat sales but declared Bhopal's air and water safe.

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Calcutta's Amrita Bazar Patrika newspaper quoted Indian scientists as saying the methyl isocyanate gas that escaped from the Union Carbide pesticide plant Dec. 2 ruined $5.2 million in agricultural crops and could keep the land barren for years.

Physicians continued Sunday to report new cases of people experiencing delayed effects from the pesticide plant's leak.

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