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15 Cards in this Set

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Gruinard Island
Testing Anthrax on Gruinard Island. Anthrax broke out to sheep in Iran and Island had to be decontaminated. Quarantine took 48 years.
Anthrax in the mail
Anthrax was sent through the mail right after 9/11. Two different grades were sent: one only caused skin infections. The other was the inhalation anthrax.
Salmonellosis in Oregon
Leaders of the cult wanted to change the name of the city because of no separation of church and state. Leaders of the cult decided to poison the public. They used Salmonella Typhimuruim because the symptoms are not as severe, and they did not want to harm anyone.
Union Carbide Explosion
The Union Carbide pesticide manufacturing plan in India exploded and released 27 tons of deadly gases.
Sarin Gas
Religious group released the gas in the Tokyo Subway System during rush hour. They dropped bags of sarin and stabbed it with the tip of an umbrella. 10 people were involved with he attack and 5510 were either killed or injured.
Chernobyl Nuclear Blast
The plant exploded and radioactive material contaminated the surrounding area. Worst nuclear meltdown in history. Lack of preparation and equipment led to mass confusion which resulted in this tragedy.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
The third mate failed to properly maneuver the vessel. Exxon failed to supervise and provide a rested and sufficient crew. 53 million gallons on board, 11 million spilled.
Love Canal Hazardous Waste Dump Ground
The waste that had been dumped for two decades seeped through the soil and into peoples homes. The entire area was contaminated. It was soon abandoned and purchased 40 years later. They dumped 352 million pounds of waste which led to the same problem.
The Sverdlovsk Anthrax Outbreak of 1979
A secret military installation near Sverdlovsk released a large amount of Anthrax spores into the air. This was a form of biological war testing. Outbreaks caused by inhalation and gastrointestinal anthrax.
The Eruption of Mount St Helens
Mt St. Helens is/was an active volcano in Washington. An earthquake caused a collapse of the north side of the mountain. The magma inside burst and flattened over 230 square miles of land and buildings.
Recognized as global threat due to it’s appearance in China. Spreads through close person-to-person contact. Once acquired, the virus will harm the host by infecting the epithelial cells of the intestines and lungs.
West Nile Virus
Causes minor problems, but if the virus enters the brain, it can become life threatening ensephalitis, meningitis, and/or meningoencephalitis.
Great London Smog
An Anticyclone settled over London and the wind dropped and the air grew damp, creating thick fog. At the time, there was increased industrialization in the major cities. This caused an increase in air pollution. Wind speeds were low which caused the smog to stagnate and increased pollution levels.
3 Mile Island
The main feedwater pumps stopped running, which prevented the steam generators from removing heat. This lead to overheating. Radioactive gas and water were vented to the environment around the reactor.
Sago Mine Disaster
Lightning was to blame for the cause of the explosion. The metal housing of a methane gas well near the mine conducted the electrical charge from the lightning into the ground which caused the explosion.