In this Feb. 16, 2011 photo, the buildings and smokestacks of the 460-acre Bayer CropScience chemical complex are visible from a softball field on the campus of West Virginia State University in ... more 
In this Feb. 16, 2011 photo, the buildings and smokestacks of the 460-acre Bayer CropScience chemical complex are visible from a softball field on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute, W.Va. Residents of the tiny town in West Virginia have been fighting to get a toxic chemical manufacturer out of their backyard for nearly three decades, since the days after a cloud of the same deadly gas killed thousands in Bhopal, India, in what was the world’s industrial disaster. Now, the people of Institute have finally won. Bayer CropScience, which had wanted to resume making methyl isocyanate for use in pesticides, says it is dropping those plans and shuttering its plant, permanently lifting a threat that had loomed over the town for a generation. (AP Photo) less 
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Sun, Mar 20, 2011 7:28 PM EDT