City of Lakes is a project to raise funds for the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal, via the Bhopal Medical Appeal. See www.bhopal.org
On December 3rd, 1984, the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India accidentally released over 40 tons of toxic methyl isocyanate gas, exposing hundreds of thousands of people, especially in the community immediately surrounding the factory. The best, accepted estimates say that 8,000-10,000 people died within the first 72 hours of the leak. It is estimated that 20,000 have died since the accident from gas-related diseases, and another 120,000 people are estimated to have permanent injuries and chronic medical conditions that require constant healthcare. The Bhopal Disaster is widely considered the worst industrial disaster in history.
Info on the disaster here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhopal_disaster
The Sambhavna Clinic provides free care to survivors of the disaster, and operates solely on donations.
If you would prefer to contribute directly to the Bhopal Medical Appeal, you can do so here, and still download the album for free: legacy.bhopal.org/donations/
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We're grateful to the project participants, who have all generously donated their time and creative energy.
released 23 November 2009
Music by Suba Sankaran
Lyrics by Ed Hanley and Suba Sankaran
Produced by Ed Hanley and Suba Sankaran
Supported by the Toronto Arts Council