Bhopal: The Union Carbide gas LeakDecember 3, 1984Gas cloud escapes from pesticide company, cloud covers a area more than 30 square miles. Kills 4000 instantly, 500,000 sick
Chernobyl, Russian nuclear power plant explosion April 26, 1986 reactor 4 leak causes reactor to experience nuclear meltdown. 31 killed instantly, 4,000 long term.Did not notify towns people, tried to cover it up
Seveso: Italian dioxin crisisJuly 10, 1976 Explosion occurred in dioxin reactor, dioxin cloud escapes into atmosphere. 3300 animals, and skin damage amongst locals.
Amoco Cadiz Oil SpillMarch 16, 1978 Liberian tanker Amoco Cadiz came aground off the cost of France.230000 tons of crude oil into English Channel.
Piper Alpha Explosion July 6, 1988 the Piper Alpha oil platform explodes. 167 people died instantly. Poor emergency plan
Gulf War DisastersOn January 1991 Iraqi forces committed two environmental disasters. Set fire to 650 oil wells Dumped two full oil tankers into the Persian Gulf
The Love Canal Chemical Waste Dump1920 Hooker Chemicals turned Niagara Falls into a chemical waste dump.1953 site was filled, land sold to town for $1Neighborhood was constructed on waste dump.
The Baia Mare Cyanide SpillJanuary 30, 2000 cyanide used in a gold mine overflowed into the regions major river. Damages include human death, and the destruction of the rivers ecosystem
Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster March 28, 1979 the cooling system in reactor 2 at Three Mile Island nuclear plant fails and causes a melting of the reactor core
Choices for Research Bhopal: The Union Carbide gas leaks Chernobyl: nuclear power plant explosion Seveso: dioxin crisisAmoco Cadiz: oil spillPiper Alpha: oil platform explosion Gulf WarLove Canal chemical waste dumpBaia Mare cyanide spillThree Mile Island disasterBP Oil Spill