Carbon dioxide is an asphyxiant with a density greater than air which leads it to accumulate in low or enclosed spaces, and asphyxiation fatalities will occur when there is a high concentration of CO2. In the room temperature, carbon dioxide is odourless and colourless which means that we are unable to smell or see it at the elevated concentrations. With the concentration of carbon dioxide, people will have headache and loss of consciousness, and inhale high density CO2 will cause death. Factors that could lead to leakage of carbon dioxide includes the damage to structures and equipment and improper maintenance of pipelines. Since there is a carbon dioxide compression process on site, the leakage is similar to a pressurised release and the leak of carbon dioxide is colder than the surrounding atmosphere (HSE, 2015).
The inhalation anthrax outbreak was likely an effect of the shipyard explosion uplifting bacillus anthracis contaminated spores into the air. The spores could have been transmitted through the air in an aerosol form that was odorless and invisible to those attending the football game. In one scenario the outbreak could have been an intentional aerosol release of B. anthracis spores in the event of a terrorist attack whereas in another scenario the outbreak could have been purely accidental as anthrax is naturally occurring in the environment and spores may have been uplifted as a result of the explosion . The wind was then able to pick up the spores forming a poisonous anthrax cloud that could be carried further away from the stadium and explosion,
The first test of a Hydrogen bomb also known as a fusion bomb immediately vaporized the island, it was tested on and left a mile wide crater. A Hydrogen fusion bomb is an atomic bomb made from nuclear isotopes of trinitan and deuterium. A neutron is fired at a nuclei and adds to the weight of the bomb, causing a chain reaction of exploding. The effects of a Hydrogen bomb are extensive. History shows this because when the first hydrogen bomb was tested it vaporized the island immediately and left nothing but a crater.
UN Security Resolution 1540 further also called for “all states to criminalize proliferation to nonstate actors and to establish, review and maintain appropriate export control systems” (Chapter 2.5, pg. 263, Forest and Howard, 2013). Another aspect of controlling this is a “broad political-military strategy that rests on a firm tripod of policies to: attack terrorists and their organizations; prevent the continued growth of Islamist terrorism; and protect against and prepare for terrorist attacks.” (National Commission, 2004). Overall, the threat is very real and always on the cusp of reality. While “Mutually Assured
It was running at about twelve miles an hour significantly faster than the Yukon after breakup and it was pounding into the so-called stilling basin on the downstream side, the least still place you would ever see. There was a high sill next to this one a separate weir, two-thirds of a mile long and set two feet above the local flood stage, its purpose being to help regulate the flow of extremely high waters. The low sill, as the one we stood on was frequently called, was the prime valve at Old River, and dealt with the water every day. In the mid-sixties, a man alone had come down from Wisconsin in a small double-ended vessel with curling ends and tumblehome a craft that would not have been unfamiliar to the Algonquians, who named the Mississippi. A towboat coming up the Atchafalaya may be running from Corpus Christi to Vicksburg with a cargo of gasoline, or from Houston to St. Paul with ethylene glycol.
The oil spill caused monumental environmental damage to the Alaskan coastline where some species are still recovering from today. The impact of the spill on flora and fauna, human life and the economy was staggering which was caused by human error, lack of adequate resources and insufficient support from external systems. The oil spill tested the preparedness and response to a disaster of this magnitude, which revealed many shortcomings. Due to this historical event, numerous important lessons and recommendations emerged to prevent or mitigate the impacts of future
The Animas river flowed a yellow color through several states contaminating hundreds of miles of land and the biggest indian reservation in the nation. The Animas River is a main tributary that comes from the San Juan Mountains in Southern Colorado. The river begins in Silverton, Colorado the mining area where the Gold King Mine produced tons of gold and the chemical waste that would contaminate the river and flows through Colorado and New Mexico where it joins the San Juan River. It travels hundreds of miles through the
The state/Federal government may also enlist the services of special emergency response teams specifically designed to deal with environmental disasters, these response teams may look to deal with the lava directly and divert away from the populated areas by spraying them with water or bombing them. Conclusion Mount St Helens is a mountain that must be kept under constant surveillance as it is located close to large towns, the Volcano has the potential to wipe out a lot of wild life and urbanized area, and therefore it is crucial that we use all instruments available to measure any changes that may indicate volcanic activity. Questions 1) I ensured
From the endless fracking today’s economy is depleting. Our natural resources are at risk every time fracking occurs. Fracking needs to be banned since it is hurting our health and that it drains our natural and limited resources required for us to sustain life. Water is an essential to living and it is a need. Without it we would be dead from the dehydration.
With this happening, it only caused more problems. It could not let the water out so all the water and debris ended up backing up all over the city. This is when all the trash and everything else it picked up along the way had caught fire. The Johnstown Flood was one of the most destructive and devastating floods in Johnstown; buildings were demolished, thousands were killed, and it resulted in years of reconstruction (The Johnstown Flood- May
The lake is 92 miles long and was created when the 2,543-foot Bagnell Dam to provide hydroelectric power, stopping the flow of the Osage River. Even though the lake was created for this purpose, it rapidly became a tourist attraction. Although most of the shoreline is privately owned, 17,500 acres was set aside at the beginning for a national park. This part of the shore is now owned by Lake of the Ozarks State Park, which is the biggest state park