man-made disaster

man-made disaster

Technological disaster Public health An event in which a significant number of people are injured or die as a result of human devices or activities, unrelated to conflicts, and attributed to operator error–eg, Exxon Valdez and/or equipment failure–eg, NASA's Challenger, Columbia, Chernobyl Cf Natural disaster.
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A parliamentary report has said Fukushima was a man-made disaster caused by Japan's culture of "reflexive obedience" and not just by the tsunami that crippled the plant.
If anything, Hurricane Katrina has shown that our disabled veterans should have a plan and know how to execute it during a natural or man-made disaster," said National Service Director Randy Reese.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is seeking to add $46 million to the current year's budget for natural and man-made disaster preparedness, and $60 million next year.
For example, in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, an insurer's business must be variable (i.
Historically, disaster relief has been granted on a local basis as the result of natural disasters (such as earthquakes, fires and tornadoes), but never on a national basis or as the result of a man-made disaster.
They expect it to be the most expensive man-made disaster.
As if Russia were suffering from a natural, rather than a man-made disaster, Clinton denied culpability for policies the U.
To many Americans, the name of the ill-fated tanker conjures images of oil-soaked bald eagles and a man-made disaster on a par with Bhopal, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island.
If you know of a family who has been the victim of a natural or man-made disaster, go directly to www.
The contract will be for a five-year term for such services as may be required in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
Written by an international team of experts, this book will help researchers and advanced students of construction understand the problems faced by communities and the construction industry when faced with a natural or man-made disaster, and identify the planning and management processes required by the industry to mount an effective response.
The total loss of life of 11 000 from natural catastrophe and man-made disaster events this year is down from the more than 27 000 fatalities in 2013.