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Local activists attend a torch rally to mark the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster in Bhopal December 2, 2009. In December 1984, the Union Carbide Corp pesticide plant developed a toxic gas leak resulting in thousands of people dying in the aftermath, in what is called one of the world's worst industrial disasters. Bhopalis and environmental groups say many more people have been harmed since then by pollutants seeping out of the plant site into ground water, which they contend have caused health problems for nearby residents including cancer, growth retardation and dizziness.REUTERS/Reinhard Krause (INDIA DISASTER ENVIRONMENT CONFLICT SOCIETY POLITICS) REUTERS