Defining disaster

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Windscale fire

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The Windscale pile was one of the biggest and most serious nuclear power accidents that took place in northwestern England. The accident was rated a level 5 on the international nuclear event scale. In October 1957, the NO.1 reactors graphite control blocks got out of control causing uranium cartridges to rupture then it began to oxidize releasing radioactivity. The radioactive iodine was released into the atmosphere spreading across the UK and Europe. It has been estimated that the incident has caused 240 cancer cases. Mainly thyroid and lung cancer.

Some community resources that can possibly help the victims could be a safer environment, shelter, financial help that can help with basic needs, medications, emotional support, counseling and support groups. The best way nurses can help these patients would be to manage their symptoms, refer them to specialist or any additional help/information, emotional support, listen. The radioactivity affecting a country’s food supply became a main concern during that time due to the Windscale fire. That was a big concern because high levels of iodine 131 were found in the milk from the cows who consumed contaminated pasture.

Dadabbo, T. (2017). Windscale and its underlying effect on the milk supply. Retrieved from http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2017/ph241/dadabbo1/

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On April 20, 2010, an explosion on an oil rig killed 11 workers, injured 17, and estimated 210 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico and caused one of the largest environmental disasters in history.

At what point does a technological or man mad event become labeled a disaster? An even can be defined as disaster when it overwhelms the local community to meet the demand for health care. Overall, it’s defined by to what extent the event affects the people.

Name and explain the impact categories associated with your disaster. This event can be classified as both man-made and technological disaster. Investigations revealed that the rig was not up to standards and managers under pressure to rush to complete were the root cause of the explosion. The impact from this disaster still affects us today and cost the U.S. over $65 billion in damages. 5 years later, BP plead guilty to gross negligence and reckless conduct and settled $18.7 billion in fines

Republic of the Marshall Islands. (2011). Deepwater Horizon Marine Casualty Investigation Report. Retrieved 16 July 2020, from https://www.register-iri.com/wp-content/uploads/Republic_of_the_Marshall_Islands_DEEPWATER_HORIZON_Marine_Casualty_Investigation_Report-Low_Resolution.pdf

Zibulewsky J. (2001). Defining disaster: the emergency department perspective. Proceedings (Baylor Un

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