The Biggest Man Made Disasters of the World
Disasters caused by man: during the advance of civilization, humanity has always provoked catastrophes that put Mother Nature in danger. These were caused by some errors ignored in technology and innocent people had to endure the worst part. But such is the collateral damage of civilization and here are some examples of these man-made environmental disasters that shook the world.
- The murderous fog of London:
During the rapid increase in industrialization, London has seen an air full of pollution. In 1952, this contamination became completely wild and led to a tragic consequence. During the winter, the climate was too cold to tolerate and the residents burned too much coal to fight the cold. The smoke was loaded with sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and soot, which gave rise to a cloud of blocks in the darkness in which at least 12,000 people died.
- The fire of Al-Mishraq:
An Iraqi sulfur plant burned for about a month before June 4, 2003, constantly releasing sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere. Everyone knows that sulfur dioxide increases respiratory problems in humans and even causes acid rains that ruin bodies.
- the explosion of the nuclear power station in Chernobyl, Russia:
In the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, on April 26, 1986, a nuclear power plant suffered a major collapse that caused the release into the atmosphere of radioactive materials that was a hundred times more radioactive than Hiroshima. After the incident, the locality became rubble and people produced countless children with birth defects. A sudden increase in cancer and other health problems was also observed. Figuratively, 100,000 fatal cancers have been reported from now on and the place is not considered safe for activities such as agriculture, forget about living.
- The Kuwait oil fires:
The invasion of Kuwait in 1991 is known to all when Saddam Husain sent his henchmen to blow up Kuwait’s oil wells. They could burn at least 600 wells in a row that burned for more than seven months. The oil spill from the Gulf war caused an endless fire that caused irreparable environmental damage.
- The destruction of the Aral Sea:
In 1960, the Soviet Union diverted the waters of the rivers to feed fat irrigation projects. The Aral Sea, which was the fourth largest lake of all time, was abruptly reduced by 90 percent, creating salt and sand storms that killed flora and fauna, as well as having damaging consequences for hundreds of kilometers Wide.
- Dioxin contamination:
This happened in Mead, Italy, on July 10. A reactor at the chemical company ICMESA exploded, resulting in a noxious cloud of dioxins that mixed with the atmosphere. Dioxin is the most harmful chemical that affected many children with chlorine, but fortunately no one died.
- The tragedy of Bhopal gas:
The Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, began to leak methyl isocyanine gas and other poisonous toxins into the atmosphere on December 2, 1984. This caused 15,000 deaths immediately and more than 500,000 people were exposed. Later, at least 20,000 people died as a result of the tragedy caused by gas-related diseases.
- The Nuclear Explosion of the Three Miles:
This heartbreaking incident occurred in Harrisburg, PA, on March 28, 1979, where a nuclear reactor partially exploded. But little radiation was released because fortunately the containment system was not dysfunctional. This accident immediately caused ripples in the nuclear power industry and some deaths of cattle, premature deaths and birth defects have been reported so far.
- The channel of love:
Love Canal is located near Niagara Falls, around which a strange smell was detected in the year 1940. The inhabitants also noticed a leak in their yards that caused some unknown diseases. They began to see miscarriages in women and babies were born with birth defects. When they investigated the matter, they discovered that there was more than 21,000 tons of toxic industrial waste buried beneath the surface of the city by a local company that was horrible.
- The Exxon Valdez oil spill:
The notable American oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed into The Bligh Reef on March 24, 1989. This caused an oil spill with widespread consequences on the Prince William Sound in Alaska. Approximately 11 million gallons of oil spilled over 500 miles, damaging the coast. This killed more than a quarter of a million birds and countless wild animals.