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Information taken in part from the Trinity Grammer School Chemistry libguide.

Fukushima Nuclear Accident, 2011

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Plant, following the Tohoku earthqake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 (Wikipedia)

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, also referred to as the BP oil spill or the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which flowed for three months in 2010.

Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, 1986

The Chernobyl Disaster was a nuclear accident that occured in April 1986, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine.

Bhopal Disaster, 1984

In December 1984, a poisonous gas cloud escaped from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide factory in the city of Bhopal in Madya Pradesh county, India.

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