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an occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress

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a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune

an act that has disastrous consequences

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The state lacks measures to deal with a chemical disaster," said Abhay Kumar Shirvastava, Head, Centre for Disaster Management.
Department of Homeland Security, 2007) have developed protocols, capabilities, and recommendations to address chemical disaster response by public health, CHDs, and environmental health.
The group would like to see the Obama Administration create new regulations under the Clean Air Act that will require such facilities to prevent chemical disasters by switching to safer alternatives.
Condition of chemical disaster management both in industrial establishments and government sector, vis-a-vis to trained staff, emergency response equipments is not satisfactory.
She would say it was "prAs de Bhopal", a city in another state, but made famous as the site of the world's worst chemical disaster.
Have sheets of plastic on hand to cover windows, vents and doors in the event of a chemical disaster.
Leaked emails revealed by Indian media this week suggest senior US officials told India to end its "noise" about the chemical disaster, in order to secure loans from the World Bank.
So, too, was that of the American companies that caused the chemical disaster at Union Carbide's plant in Bhopal, India (which killed 3,000 initially, and perhaps another 15,000 in later years), and of those that caused the Piper Alpha oil-rig accident, which killed 167 people in the North Sea in 1988.
So, too, was that of the American companies that caused the chemical disaster at Union Carbide's plant in Bhopal, India (which killed 3,000 initially and perhaps another 15,000 in later years), and of those that caused the Piper Alpha oil-rig accident, which killed 167 people in the North Sea in 1988.
ARMAGEDDON: Emergency services train for helping civilians in the event of a chemical disaster PREPARED: Firefighters are put through their paces
At the same time, the management of a chemical disaster would mean provision of special facilities like mobile hospitals at strategic locations, trauma centres, blood banks, burn centres and so on.
Although in its present state the contamination is considered low risk, people are worried that if the site is disturbed it would ignite a chemical disaster.
Mr Tweddle said to prepare for this they regularly ran exercises which involved a mock chemical disaster to see how firefighters coped.
In defense of the new regulations, Congress harkens back to a 1984 chemical disaster in India in which 3,800 were killed.
For example, controversial technologies and their consequences, such as the Bhopal chemical disaster, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the Chernobyl reactor accident, are described simply as the apparently inevitable products of an undifferentiated humanity's efforts to meet its needs.
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