March 25, 1947 is the day 111 coal miners were killed during their routine daily duties at the Centralia Coal Mine. There was a massive explosion that changed the city of Centralia forever. The cause of the massive explosion was due to a buildup of coal dust. The explosion was one hundred percent preventable if the necessary actions were taken in to affect beforehand. The conditions of the coal mine was deadly.
* About 40,000 people died in this mission. * Big Stink was circling at 39000 ft, 9000 feet higher than it was supposed to be. * Sweeney wait at the rendezvous for 45 minutes cause delay on the mission. Issues * Decision making * Abandonment/Continuity * Decision Making Issue Solution Solutions | Positive | Negative | 1. Sweeney should not let others give him advice.
This time, 40,000 were killed instantly, and another 40,000 due to injuries and radiation. Common descriptions of the bombing include a "mushroom cloud", an extremely bright flash of light that caused blindness, severe burns (skin hanging from people, eyes burnt, people turned into ash etc. ), and the entire area being literally flattened. It was said that the heat produced was equivalent to the sun, and that the force of one atomic bomb was equivalent to 67 million sticks of dynamite! After the war, atomic bombs have never been used again.
Researchers say they know how the Hindenburg airship came to its fiery end: static electricity. Seventy-six years ago, the German dirigible was promoted as the future of trans-Atlantic flight, but instead it became the notorious poster child of air disasters. As the hydrogen-filled blimp was landing in Lakehurst, N.J., on May 6, 1937, it suddenly burst into flames and crashed in front of shocked bystanders, killing 35 of the 100 passengers and crew on board—and putting an end to the short-lived air travel program. Now scientists who have been studying the circumstances that led to the Hindenburg’s end say they know what happened. The Independent, in an article about a documentary on the Hindenburg airing on Britain's Channel 4 on Thursday, explains that Jem Stansfield, a British aeronautical engineer who led a team of researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, blew up and set fire to models of the dirigible to rule out possibilities including a bomb and exploding paint.
Even though it has been over a decade since the legendary, world renown Titanic ship sunk near the waters on the East Coast of the United States of America, however many science researchers and historians still look into this mysterious and shocking case. After the Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean on Sunday April 14, 1912 at 11:40 p.m, the ship submerged under the icy waters in a matter of only 3 hours. Though these are the facts present, science writer Richard Corfield questions how a 46, 000-ton ship could “sink so quickly” in his recent article in the magazine, Physics World. Corfield then speculated that “it was a classic event cascade” in Discovery News taking note of all the factors that caused the Titanic to end up at the bottom of the Atlantic. These factors include the lack of proper attention towards iceberg warnings, the overestimation in the quality of the ship’s components, and possibly the climate and weather during the time which may have all led to the ultimate downfall of the ship.
Crisis Management: An Analysis of the 1947 Texas City Explosion Kevin K. Rice Columbia Southern University Abstract Texas City became the site of the worst industrial catastrophe in United States history when two merchant ships, the SS Grandcamp and SS High Flyer, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded on the 16 and 17 April 1947. The Texas City disaster remains the worst industrial accident in US history. This disaster occurred prior to the realization that government entities needed to have emergency management plans. Since this major accident, major improvements have been made in emergency management ;however, the possibility of a disaster is always relative to the seriousness of the threat. This paper is a recounting of the events surrounding the accident, both before, during, and after.
comunicato Communication and Crisis Paper 1 University of Phoenix Sanaz Peykari Hcs/320 Dr. Baker Communication and Crisis Paper September 10, 2012 Communication and Crisis Paper 2 On August 28, 2005 a nuclear reactor that malfunctioned, in the Three Mile Island created a release of radiation into the environment which caused a crisis. However, it drew a lot of media and created concerns in the local area. There were traditional form of technology by which was used to notify the public,
Even after the mining activities ceased on the Navajo Nation, the legacy of environmental harm continued from events such as what happened in 1979 at Church Rock. The Church Rock disaster is the largest accidental release of radioactive material in U.S. history. A tailing dam burst, sending eleven hundred tons of radioactive mill wastes and ninety million gallons of contaminated liquid pouring toward Arizona into the Rio Puerco River. The Navajo still cannot use this water. Data on the health impacts of uranium mining on communities is hard to come by.
Both nations were tired and a bloody invasion that was sure to kill and wound hundreds of thousands of American’s, plus Millions of Japanese, was looming. The enslavement of portions of Asia and Japan, of Communism was looming with the intervention of the Soviets into the war, and President Truman had a weapon that could potentially prevent those events from happening. The Atomic bombs killed hundreds of thousands, but they saved millions. The Atomic bombs destroyed two cities, but they saved a nation from total destruction, and an all out invasion. The Atomic bombs were devastating, but they ended the war and allowed Japan to rebuild as a democratic nation, not a divided nation.
Despite the growth of nuclear energy many countries are against using it as a source of energy production. Following the disastrous 2011 Fukushima Daichii, where a 15 metre tsunami triggered by an earthquake shut off the cooling system to three reactor cores, causing them to go into meltdown. [16.5] Germany began reviewing the safety of all its nuclear