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Synonyms for disaster

an occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress

Synonyms for disaster

a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune

an act that has disastrous consequences

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The recent incident in West Virginia is one in a long legacy of chemical disasters.
Obama Executive Order on Chemical Disasters Impacts Communities of Color in Danger from Explosions
4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EPA is holding a "listening session" about the threat of chemical disaster and health hazards for communities living near chemical plants on Tuesday, November 5th, 8am in Texas City.
Since 9/11, more than 284 chemical facilities have converted to safer chemical processes, eliminating chemical disaster risks to 38 million Americans.
considers establishing a response team to effectively react in the event of an act of bio-terrorism and/or chemical disaster.
WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman Tom Bliley (R-VA) today announced the passage of an agreement he reached with House Commerce Committee Democrats concerning the release of "worst-case" chemical disaster information on the Internet.
combating disaster from R&D E (E) and VRDE, Management of Biological and Chemical Disaster by DRDE, Communication Technologies for Disaster by DEAL, Medical Management of Disaster by INMAS, Drinking Water Solutions by DLJ, Landslide Disaster by DTRL, Detection Technologies by NPOL, Avalanche Disaster by SASE, Food and Fire Fighting by DFRL and CFEES respectively.
The aims of the exploratory survey were to 1) determine chemical disaster preparedness and response related to planning, resources, contact information, and basic collaboration and coordination with chemical stakeholders; 2) evaluate differences in rural and nonrural CHDs and environmental health's chemical disaster preparedness; and 3) identify the perceived roles and responsibilities of the environmental health administrators.
The "No Pesticides Use Day" was launched back in 1998 by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) to commemorate the world's worst chemical disaster in 1984 when a pesticide factory in Bhopal (India) exploded, releasing toxic gas and causing deaths to 20,000 people while 500,000 more were injured.
Tuesday: Sambhavna (PG) Documentary by two medical students about the ongoing Bhopal Chemical Disaster and the healthcare centre providing free medical treatment.
It was however allowed to continue production, despite the spill, which officials have called Hungary s worst chemical disaster.
Alexander is now calling for Dow Chemical to be dropped as Olympic sponsors because the site of the 1994 chemical disaster is still contaminated.
Dow Chemical subsidiary Union Carbide was responsible for the Bhopal chemical disaster - one of the world's largest environmental accidents - in 1984.
Dow, which is sponsoring the pounds 7million 'wrap' around the stadium, owns Union Carbide, the company that was responsible for the Bhopal chemical disaster in 1984.
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