MINAMATA, JAPAN. April Banayan, Eli Lloyd, Jonathan Berger. MAP OF MINAMATA. Causes:. Cultural: Culturally dependent eating seafood Social: Seafood cheap and accessible to poor Japanese Physical: Minamata city’s Chisso Co. dumped toxic materials into the bay Methyl mercury chloride.
April Banayan, Eli Lloyd, Jonathan Berger
Ashley Aviram, Paul Park, DaniellaShoenburg
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By: Shawn Hakakian
1) EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTIONS
2) DESIGN-RELATED PROBLEMS
3) WORKER ERRORS
ALL LED TO MELTDOWN
FIRST FAILURES ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 1979 AT 4A.M.
WATER PUMPS STOPPED WORKING.
TURBINE AND REACTOR SHUT DOWN.
PRESSURE INCREASE, PRESSURE VALVE OPENED
COOLANT WATER POURS OUT , REACTOR OVERHEATS
-Most radiation contained-Some radioactive gas released
-Low radiation levels released-Water/plants cleaned
DEATH TOLL: 0
2 MILLION PEOPLE, AFFECTED W/ ONLY 1 MILLIREM (RADIOACTIVITY)
(A CHEST X-RAY IS 6 MILLIREMS)
INCREASE IN PUBLIC FEAR AND DISTRESS
NRC REGULATIONS BECAME BROADENED
5-mile radius cleared
10-mile radius, stay at home, windows closed.
-Cooled it down, shut it off-High pressure water injection
-Restarted one reactor coolant pump
-Better operator training/ instruction.-Emergency preparedness-NRC public report requirement-Additional monitoring equipment
-High standards by INPO
- TMI-2 Reactor Permanently shut down-Radioactive water decontaminated-Waste/Debris shipped off-site.-Long term monitored storage-TMI-2 will run once TMI-1 plant operating license expires
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Chernobyl nuclear power plant is located in Ukraine, 20km south of the border with Belarus.
26 April 1986
NatanDorenbaum, Andrew Loewy, Jacob Roeder, Jack Wagner
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Presented by: Rebecca Nourafshan, AriellaMahgerefteh, and Ashley Emrani
China was the country which was affected by the “Kill a Sparrow Campaign”
By: Brian Aminpour
Failure of wells blowout preventer
Blowout preventers emergency functions failed to seal the well causing leak
Social cause: Huge amounts of oil found underwater
Practice underwater drilling, has since been halted
Wanted oil for technological advancesCauses of Disaster
Force federal agencies to do their jobs instead of depending on BP Oil company
National institute of health conducting studies on health effects and educating people
New technology which monitor for the presence of oil in waterPrevention of Future Disasters