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- Chernobyl: Topic Page
Town in northern Ukraine, 100 km/62 mi north of Kiev; site of a former nuclear power station. MORE
- Love Canal: Topic Page
Section of Niagara Falls, N.Y., that formerly contained a canal that was used as chemical disposal site. MORE
- Three Mile Island
From The Reader's Companion to American History
An unlikely series of mechanical and human errors in Unit 2 of the nuclear generating plant at Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1979 resulted in an accident that profoundly affected the utility industry.
- Pollution: Topic Page
The concept of pollution consists of the inappropriate or undesirable mixing of items or elements that may in themselves be quite appropriate or desirable.
- Air Pollution: Topic Page
Contamination of the air by noxious gases and minute particles of solid and liquid matter (particulates) in concentrations that endanger health. MORE
- Noise Pollution: Topic Page
Human-created noise harmful to health or welfare. MORE
- Nuclear Waste: Topic Page
The radioactive and toxic by-products of the nuclear energy and nuclear weapons industries. MORE
- Oil Spills: Topic Page
Oil discharged from an ocean-going tanker, pipeline, or oil installation, often as a result of damage. MORE
- Smog: Topic Page
Smog (smŏg) [smoke+fog], dense, visible air pollution. Smog is commonly of two types.
- Water Pollution: Topic Page
Contamination of water resources by harmful wastes; see also sewerage, water supply, pollution, and environmentalism. MORE
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