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					                                 Environmental Disasters
                                      Mrs. B. Smith
                      List prepared by J. Rowland, Media specialist
                                        May 2009

Online Databases:

Student Resource Center Gold (type in specific disaster – eg. Chernobyl) You will find
excellent factual information on almost any environmental disaster. There are credible
facts here but no pictures. .

Ebscohost – Student Research Center (Excellent resource for credible articles) again type
in the disaster and you will get a superb list. Get the password needed for home use from
the media center.

World Book Encyclopedia 8-12 this is a reputable encyclopedia – it has overview articles
and pictures of most of the "classic environmental disasters") Get the password needed
for home use from the media center. Click on the grey button until the encyclopedia
search bar opens.

General Web links


Major Environmental Disasters (assorted links Bhopal, Love Canal, Exxon spill,
Hiroshima, Chernobyl, 3 Mile Island) click on folders and topics will display

Natural Environmental Disaster Information and Exchange (European organization –
must register to use free resources) Links to many resources

Top 10 natural and anthropogenic disasters (assorted information)

Bhopal
http://www.bhopal.com/
http://www.bhopal.org/whathappened.html


Three Mile Island
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/3mile-isle.html
http://www.threemileisland.org/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/three/sfeature/index.html


Exxon Valdez oil spill
http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/oil/default.htm
http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/ many links on this page
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Exxon_Valdez_oil_spill
Braer
http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/investigation_reports/1990_to_1998/braer.cfm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/5/newsid_2506000/2506223.stm

Tri Color
http://www.nioz.nl/public/mee/birds/0272.pdf

Amoco Cadiz
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/24/newsid_2531000/2531211.stm
http://greennature.com/article219.html

Sea Empress
http://www.glaucus.org.uk/oilspil1.htm
scroll down for links
http://www.wwf.org.uk/filelibrary/pdf/ma_seaemp10yrson.pdf see p. 6 environmental
impact
Piper Alpha
http://www.exponent.com/Piper_Alpha_Disaster/

Chlorine Spill – Graniteville SC
http://www.chemicalspill.org/railcar.html
http://www.epaosc.org/site_profile.asp?site_id=A4GY


Chernobyl
http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/chernobyl/inf07.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/3426/
http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/Focus/Chernobyl/
http://www.belarusguide.com/chernobyl1/chfacts.htm


Hiroshima
http://www.mbe.doe.gov/me70/manhattan/hiroshima.htm
http://www.time.com/time/covers/20050801/photoessay/ check the links at the bottom
of the page

Great London Smog
Student resource Center has a wonderful article
http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/eae/Air_Quality/Older/Great_London_Smog.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2545759.stm
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9804E0DB1031F931A2575
BC0A9659C8B63
European BSE Crisis (Mad Cow Disease)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1142660.stm
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/bse
http://www.lenntech.com/environmental-disasters.htm



Baia Mare Cyanide Spill
http://www.rec.org/REC/Publications/CyanideSpill/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1146979.stm
http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/0/9/1/8/p109181_inde
x.html to view click on “view document as html”
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/green-glossary-baia-mare.html


Bangladesh Arsenic Crisis
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/252308.stm
http://seattlecentral.edu/faculty/cloftus/as_bang.pdf
http://www.iussp.org/Bangkok2002/S09Caldwell.pdf
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/green-glossary-baia-mare.html

Seveso Italian Dioxin Crisis
http://www.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/uu21le/uu21le09.htm
http://archderm.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/125/3/329.pdf
http://www.getipm.com/articles/seveso-italy.htm
http://www.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/uu21le/uu21le09.htm

Chemistry of Wars:

Vietnam
http://www1.va.gov/Agentorange/
http://www.diabetes.org/type-2-diabetes/agent-orange.jsp

Napalm - used in several wars
http://911review.org/Wget/www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/littleton/v1201dre.htm

WWI
http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/resources/csi/Heller/HELLER.asp
Chemical Warfare
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/chemical_warfare/article_em.htm

Sept. 11 Environmental Impacts
http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/groundzero/environment.html
http://sundayheraldsalon.com/salon/2006/09/environmental_impact_of_911_wo.html