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Chemistry: Chemical Disasters

Chemical Disasters

The Seveso disaster was an industrial accident that occurred in 1976, in a small chemical manufacturing plant approximately 25 km north of Milan, in the Lombardy region in Italy.

In December, 1984, a poisonous gas cloud escaped from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide factory in the city of Bhopal in Madya Pradesh county, India.

The Chernobyl Disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on April 26th, 1986, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the BP oil disaster, or the Macondo blowout) is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which flowed for three months in 2010.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011.

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