|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief|
|Editors||K Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
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.
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