Engagement was chosen over quarantine because the volcanic and seismic effects would continue to spread across the country and possibly beyond if the parahuman was left to his own devices.
Bhopal remains uninhabited to this day, and reconstruction has been abandoned due to the exorbitant costs that would be involved in clearing all of the hardened pyroclastic materials and lava, as well as rebuilding the infrastructure of the city.
A monument was built at the center of the city remains. Two walls of white stone, curved and facing each other. On one, the names of all of the AECIF parahumans who died fighting the Burning Man, and on the other the names of all of the known civilian casualties.