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Seveso, Italy Disaster

Physical Science
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Blanca Lopez

on 1 November 2012

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Images from Shutterstock.com Seveso,Italy Disaster Saira Zavaleta, Rosa Loredo,
Christian Tatum & Blanca Lopez :) TIMELINE* First, a valve broke at the chemical plant. Then a chemical of dioxin got spread in the atmosphere. No one noticed the accident at first. People started to get health issues, the first signs were burning feelings on their skin. After about five days after the incident authorities started to investigate what was causing the people's reactions. Later a chemist figured out it was the chemical dioxin in the air causing the problem. *Description of Seveso Disaster* MAP of where disaster occured. Animals and rabbits would die quickly.About, 4% of animals were found dead that's about 80,000 animals. Children started to feel their skin burn because of the chemical. About, 736 people who surrounded the plant had to evacuate their homes. It was believed that around 37,000 people were exposed to the dioxin but there was no deaths. IMPACT !!! Disaster occured around 12:37 a.m
July 10,1976 near Milan in Italy. Impact to ENVIRONMENT The dioxin cloud affected around eleven communities. The dioxin was spread in the air for about 20 minutes and affected about six kilometers long and one kilometer wide. The ares that got polluted were later researched. Soil that was polluted were dug out to be investigated. Clean up time ! They were packed into waste drums , which were sent to a nuclear waste storage. ~EcOnOmIc I$$uE$~ To clean up all the mess that was caused after the incident was about 350 million dollars. They had to repair everything that was affected. Even if it took a wile to clean all the mess at the end it was a success. On Saturday, July 10 year 1976 a disc got burst. The maintenance heard a whistling noise coming from the roof. A white cloud started to spread through the sky's for about 20 minutes. As days passed there was a confusion for the workers because of the lack of communication. Luckily, there wasn't any human deaths but people did react to the dioxin chemical that was released. WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? *What: Dioxin chemicals were let out with out attention from specialist. Who: Members of states are obligated to check and see if the plant is in good conditions. ~When :The Seveso disaster began July 10, 1976.
# Where: In Milan, Italy. VIDEO ON SEVESO DISASTER* Work Cited http://ec.europa.eu/environment/seveso/index.htm http://www.businesspundit.com/the-worlds-worst-environmental-disasters-caused-by-companies/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seveso_disaster http://varenya.hubpages.com/hub/Seveso-man-made-disaster https://www.schooltube.com/video/3eac38613b87c598c8ce/ https://www.schooltube.com/video/c1eb6fe8c02c46c1879a/Seveso-DisasterDeMoreBehr Future Prevention Public and political pressure has been put to people so they can make sure the plant is in good conditions. Pressuring people is a good way to prevent the Seveso disaster from occurring again. Workers and political people have to actually be seen taking care of the plant so no chemicals will escape.
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