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    The Gulf War - An Environmental Disaster

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    While militarily, the Gulf War of 1990-91 seemed like a quick and decisive victory, it was an environmental disaster, both at the time and when considering the residual impacts. Environmental travesties were committed by both the Iraqi aggressor and the allied forces, ranging from use of minerals like depleted uranium in weapons to deliberate dumping of oil into the Gulf. Oil fires and spills had a severe impact on all forms of life, most prominent in the Gulf region, but with possible global implications

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    The Environmental Disasters of War

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    The Environmental Disasters of War The war in Iraq is a battle that will have many aftereffects. The land, air and water will no doubtingly be targeted. It is inevitable that the war will tale no toll on the environment. The use of weapons of mass destruction is one of the causes for the disastrous outcome that may occur from the war. They contain many hazardous chemicals that will target the environment and cause waste products to be contained in the atmosphere. Weapons of mass destruction

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    Natural disasters are deeply and inherently political occasions that lead to conflict and create national or regional instability. Environmental crises overload political systems by disorganizing governments while adding or intensifying preexisting stressors (Albala-Bertrand, 1993; Barnett et al., 2007; Drury et al., 1998; Gawronski et al., 2010). Tendencies of frustration and discontent are not unusual. Disasters cause a multitude of social, political and economic worries that strain the coping

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    say that at the current rate of development, we're headed for and environmental disaster. Is this correct?  Have humans really destroyed, pillaged, and polluted enough to cause a serious, wide scale, disaster?  If not, then should we continue forward without changing our way of living?  All of these questions hold great pertinence for our current situation. Humans don't exactly hold the best track record for environmental protection and preservation.  Throughout time we have exploited nature

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    higher rise in environmental disasters. When these disasters affect an entire population center sometimes they cannot be contained which leads to areas such as superfund sites and brownfields. These environmental disasters are often preventable if the proper safeguards were put into place from the beginning. Sustaining the human population requires three basic items. Access to clean water, food, and shelter sustain current life while creating new. However, when environmental disasters occur all three

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    Love Canal: Environmental Disaster

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    “I did not know anything or anyone else knew that the toxic waste was underground. Why sell homes if they are danger to people health?” Most people would think that environmental disaster occurred by accident, but this one happened quite differently. However, the Love Canal is one of the most devastating and well-known environmental injustices because the residents were unaware of the hazard and abandoned toxic waste. It all started from the dream of a man William T. Love, who had great brilliant

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    imagine a nuclear meltdown to be like an atomic bomb – Mass destruction, mushroom clouds, the lot. But really, the truth is, no matter what, that can’t happen. There just simply isn’t enough uranium to explode. (NEI-2, 1) At a nuclear power plant, all disaster scenarios are considered and multiple safety systems are implemented against them. For example, plants have a wide variety of sensors and monitors measuring everything from temperature, water pressure, water level, and many other things. If any of

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    dollars in losses. What seems odd are the events is the surrounding environmental issues which have plagued the plant during 2010 and 2011, which caused the Environmental Protection Agency to sanction the company with a $700 million dollar mandate. Such legal action taken was the result of a series of mis-steps with the refinery’s engineering/environmental protection practices, resulting in one of the worst environmental disasters to hit the territory. HOVENSA came about as a new joint venture in

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    One of the most significant environmentally damaging instances in history was the Chernobyl incident. In 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in Ukraine exploded. It became one of the most significant disasters in the engineering community. There are different factors that contributed to the disaster. The personnel that were tasked with operating the plant were unqualified. The plant’s design was a complex one. The RBMK reactor was Soviet design, and the staff had not be acquainted with this particular

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    Love Canal

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    thinks about an environmental disaster, the image of a large explosion in a highly industrial area comes to mind. Such is not the case in the Love Canal emergency. Unlike most environmental disasters, the events of Niagara Falls's Love Canal weren't characterized by a known and uncontrollable moment of impact. It developed over a period of several decades, since the effects of leaching chemicals is uncertain and slow in development and the visual effects are very limited. This disaster could have been

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