What is the worst man made disaster in history?



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    Since ‘worst’ is a matter of opinion, here are the top 3 man-made disasters commonly referred to:

    3- Chernobyl- An estimated 6.6 million people were exposed to ghastly levels of radioactive contaminate and untold thousands continue to suffer the effects, from birth defects to cancer.
    2- Exxon Valdez- A tanker spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into the Sound, contaminating the water, hundreds of miles of coastline and beaches, and every individual ecosystem within a massive area
    1-Bhopal (Union Carbide) Рa tank holding over 40 tonnes of extremely toxic methyl isocynate (MIC) overheated and released the heavier-than-air gas. The poisionous fog killed Thousands almost instantly and others were choked and temporarily blinded. To date, history’s worst industrial disaster has killed as many as 20,000 people, and another 120,000 still suffer from a variety of hideous health problems.

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    If you consider war to be a man-made disaster, it would probably be World War II. For specific war-related events, how about the bombing of Hiroshima, which killed directly about 70,000 people, with an additional 20,000 to 60,000 deaths caused by radiation and other effects.

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