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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

UNEP: Preparedness key to avoiding worst consequences of disasters

19 Aug 2015, UNEP

With industrialization progressing rapidly and climate change making extreme weather the new normal, more and more communities are threatened by potentially crippling disasters. A handbook launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme helps countries minimize the health, environmental and economic costs of disasters through building preparedness and community awareness of the risks...


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