Man - Made and Natural Disaster

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Man - Made and Natural Disaster

The event killed 31 people within the first week from radiation poisoning. Radiation poisoning resulted in at least 2,800 deaths, according to the head of the Ukrainian Radiological Studies Centre.

On April 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m. a melt down of the nuclear reactor core occurred at the Chernobyl plant in Russia, releasing 5% of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere. High levels of radioactivity spread throughout Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, which contaminated the land and caused illness and disease

There are countless types of man-made disasters happening daily, including industrial accidents, chemical leaks, oil spills and accidental and deliberately set fires. All of these disasters affect the health and safety of workers, health care and safety personnel, and the general public and can cost millions of dollars. Our hearts and minds remember the most terrible yet the least frequent disasters such as Chernobyl, Oklahoma City, and 9-11. Here are a few of the facts and figures of only a handful of man-made disasters that remind us that disasters can take all types of forms. Refer to Disaster Facts I for information on natural disa

Man-Made Disasters

this picture here is a tornado which is a natural disasters.

this here is a building that was perfectly working good but the man made disaster messed it up

this is a very bad sink hole that can hurt people

135,000 people within 20-mile radius were evacuated, and another 210,000 people were resettled. A new town for the personnel of the power plant was created.

It cost the Soviet Economy $12.8 billion and the economics of the area has never recovered fully as much of the land continues to be contaminated.The World Health Organization linked nearly 700 cases of later thyroid cancer in children and adolescents to the accident (The average thyroid cancer rate was 4-6 incidents per million for children (birth to 15 years) prior to the accident and five years later it had risen to 45 incidents per million.


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