The Top 20 Biggest Man-Made Disasters

A collection of the biggest disasters we caused to the Earth.

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1. The Bhopal Gas Leak

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The victims of the gas leak

2. The Jilin Chemical Explosion

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The toxic cloud from the explosion

3. The Tennesse Coal Ash Spill

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A house in Kingston buried in the ash

4. The Sidoarjo mud volcano

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The mud volcano in action

5. The North Pacific Garbage Patch

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6. The Gulf War Spill

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The contaminated waters in the gulf

7. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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The oily waters of the Mexican Gulf

8. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

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The waters after the Exxon Valdez spill

9. The Guiyu E-Waste Dump In China

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A child in the Guiyu e-waste dump

10. The Baia Mare Water Cyanide Contamination

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The Săsar river in Baia Mare

11. Chernobyl

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Pripriyat nowadays

12. London’s Great Smog

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The smog in London

13. The Minamata Disease

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Japan’s prime minister leaving flowers at the victims memorial

14. The Libby Montana Asbestos Contamination

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A warning sign near Libby

15. The Love Canal Toxic Landfill

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The Love Canal dump during clean up

16. The Centralia Fire

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Rising steam from the underground fire

17. The Door To Hell

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The burning hole

18. The Death Of Aral Sea

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A dried out harbour in the Aral sea

19. The Palomares Incident

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The hydrogen bomb recovered from the sea

20. Castle Bravo

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The nuclear mushroom cloud from the explosion

Audrey Wright is a freelance writer, living in London. She holds a City of Wesminster College A-level degree in English Language and Literature.

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