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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.

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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