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Technical Disaster

Related, an industrial accident is a disaster type term used to describe technological accidents of an industrial nature involving industrial buildings. It comprises a number of disaster subsets: chemical spill/leak, explosions, collapses, gas leaks, etc. It is also used to describe technological transport accidents involving mechanized modes of transport. source: CRED

Japan to boost medical preparedness for nuclear disasters

24 Jun 2015, Kyodo News

Learning lessons from the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns, Japan's regulator decided Tuesday to boost medical preparedness for nuclear disasters, reports Kyodo News. The Nuclear Regulation Authority plans to oblige local municipalities hosting nuclear plants to designate up to three hospitals as medical institutions for providing emergency treatment for radiation exposure...


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