Chemical Disasters

Augustine Ifelebuegu

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A chemical disaster can be described as an accidental or deliberate (in the case of war or terrorism) release of toxic chemicals to the environment, resulting to damage to the environment and death or injury to animals, plants, workers, or members of nearby communities. These disasters usually occur in a magnitude that is beyond the adapting capacity of the affected communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Disaster Relief
EditorsK Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISBN (Print)9781412971010
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Public Health
  • Public Policy


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