HAZARDS - TECHNOLOGICAL FAILURE

Rating: Site Name: Site Description:

2

The Most Deadly Technological Disasters of the 20th Century A listing of the top 100 man made disasters of the 20th Century ranked in order of the number killed.  Provides country of location, date, type of disaster, and number killed.  (Entry 0203318)
2 The 100 Most Expensive Technological Disasters of the 20th Century A listing of the top 100 man made disasters of the 20th Century ranked in order of the cost.  Provides country of location, date, type of disaster, and cost of damage.  (Entry 0203319)
3 United Nations Environment Programme Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies on a Local Level:  Disasters Includes disaster databases for recent events, international disaster events involving hazardous substances from the 1970s through 1990s, major transportation disasters, and tailings pile failures.  Databases include information on sources and criteria for inclusion.  (Entry 0203320)

3+

Love Canal Collection, State University of New York at Buffalo Includes background information, a detailed chronology, maps, and aerial photographs of the Love Canal area.  Supported by extensive document file of original sources.  (Entry 0203321)  

2+

Bhopal Union Carbide web site with a brief overview of the disaster and chronologies of both the ongoing litigation and efforts by Union Carbide to provide relief.   (Entry 0203322)  

3

Bhopal Site provides detailed criticism of both Indian Government and Union Carbide response to the Bhopal disaster and details medical and economic consequences.  (Entry 0203323)

2+

Bhopal Disaster Spurs U.S. Industry, Legislative Action Provides a summary of the Bhopal disaster, notes the similarity to a later event in Institute, West Virginia, and tracks legislation resulting from these two events.  (Entry 0203324)

2+

The United Church of Christ-Church World Service Resource Unit on Technological Disasters A primer on technological disasters from the perspective of a faith based organization.  Focuses on how people can respond to both rapid onset and long term chronic man made disasters.   (Entry 0203317)