Chapter 2 HAZARDS IN THE CHEMICAL PROCESS INDUSTRIES
The multitude of products and diversity of processes in the petrochemical industries is vast, with numerous situations that may lead to high risk situations both for workers and communities neighboring operations. Perhaps one of the worst chemical disasters of the century was Bhopal, India. The city of Bhopal (1991 pop. 1,063,662), central India, capital of Madhya Pradesh state, was founded in 1728. Bhopal is a railway junction and industrial center, producing electrical equipment, textiles, and jewelry.