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By Michael Woods

Environmental mess ups is a part of the mess ups Up shut sequence. It explores mess ups resembling the 1986 explosion on the Chernobyl nuclear strength plant within the Ukrainea tragic occasion that spewed radioactive dirt in the course of the nation, contaminating land and farm vegetation and exposing numerous humans to harmful degrees of radiation. Environmental failures takes you within such failures to check why they occurred, how they replaced historical past, and the way they affected the folks they touched.

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It’s pathetic. There’s dead otters. There’s dead ” scoters [seabirds]. —Rick Steiner, who saw animals struggling to get out of thick oilduring duringthe theExxon ExxonValdez Valdezoil oilspill spillinin1989 1989[ oil } he Exxon Valdez was an oil supertanker. These ships are giant floating tanks. They carry crude oil from one place to another. The Exxon Valdez was 987 feet (301 m) long, longer than three football fields. It held about 53 million gallons (200 million liters) of oil. On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez was sailing through Prince William Sound in Alaska.

Further Resources BOOKS Bryan, Nichol. Bhopal: Chemical Plant Accident. contains a serious message about saving wild Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens, 2004. birds. It also discusses the history of the Bryan writes a frightening account of the poison Massachusetts Audubon Society. gas leak in Bhopal. Fridell, Ron. Global Warming. New York: Franklin Watts, Leacock, Elspeth. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. New York: Facts on File, 2005. 2002. This clear and informative title examines About 11 million gallons (42 million liters) of oil the issue of global warming—a potential crisis for spilled in Prince William Sound, Alaska, when the our environment.

The ozone burn layer keeps harmful ultraviolet rays from climate: the usual kind or pattern of weather in a place over a long period of time crude oil: oil in its natural state, before it has been processed so that people can use it dispersant: a chemical that breaks oil into small droplets that quickly disappear evacuate: to move to a safer place extinct: having died out forever. If a species is extinct, it is no longer living on Earth. 58 global warming: the idea that Earth’s reaching Earth’s surface.

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