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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 Chernobyl Project
From The International Atomic Energy Agency.
"In October 1989 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) received a request from the Government of the USSR to organize and co-ordinate an assessment of the guidance given by the Soviet authorities to persons living in radiologically contaminated areas, and to evaluate measures to taken to safeguard the health of the population."
Chernobyl then and now: 28 haunting images from nuclear disaster
April 26 is the day the world commemorates the worst-ever nuclear disaster. Twenty-eight years after the Chernobyl power plant blew up, RT remembers the tragedy and takes a look at the changes that time has wrought to the fallout zone. April 26, 2014
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.
Primary and secondary effects of environmental disasters. Information is given about man-made disasters, e.g. nuclear, biological and chemical.