In this Feb. 16, 2011 photo, Rev. James Patterson stands outside Institute Church of the Nazarene in Institute, W.Va. Patterson and some members of his congregation have been fighting the owners of a ... more 
In this Feb. 16, 2011 photo, Rev. James Patterson stands outside Institute Church of the Nazarene in Institute, W.Va. Patterson and some members of his congregation have been fighting the owners of a chemical complex next door to get rid of a deadly chemical that killed thousands in Bhopal, India, in 1984. Residents of the tiny town in West Virginia have been fighting to get the 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. 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. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Vicki Smith
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 12:47 PM EDT