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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Chidambaram, on Saturday termed demonetisation as the "biggest" man-made disaster, "worse than the Tsunami of 2004".
The "prize" for the largest insurance loss event -- either natural catastrophe or man-made disaster -- goes to the two explosions at the Port of Tianjin in China, which are considered one event.
Results: Adults exposed to natural disaster like flood scored significantly higher on well-being as compared to adults exposed to man-made disaster like terrorism and suicide bombing.
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.
While the government is crying hoarse about the situation, farmers are cutting off their crops and digging deeper than ever for water which has led to a major man-made disaster.
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.