It is the worst nuclear disaster recorded in a nuclear power plant. But these, less profitable schemes do not sit well with corporations.
Earthquakes make sands and silts to transform from a solid to liquid state. Certain regions of the world, such as parts of Central Africa, are characterized by low amount of rainfall resulting in perennial drought-like conditions. There is great damage to agriculture and livestock.
Floods not only damage property and endanger if lives of humans and animals, but have other effects as well, such as: This also results in building collapse. Tsunamis are massive sea waves that are mainly caused due to earthquakes in the ocean floor or possibly due to an undersea landslide or volcanic eruption.
Overall, there was no accountability and no coordination. Earthquakes of high intensity often trigger many landslides in the hilly regions. The time and cost overrun in some cases have been enormous but their indirect impact on our economy has never been calculated.
Devastation is also increased due to the accompanying high velocity winds. The Uttarakhand Government announced that due to the extensive damage to the infrastructure, the temple will be temporarily closed to regular pilgrims and tourists for a year or two, but the temple rituals will still be maintained by priests.
Besides, roads, bridges, canals, electric poles, etc. Man-made disasters are the result of carelessness or human errors during technological and industrial use. All the hilly regions of our country are prone to landslides. The Radioactive debris moved up through that hole to heights of 1 km.
Disasters can be defined as a sudden, accidental event of great magnitude that causes considerable damage to life and property. Another technological disaster is due to the potential damages of nuclear fallout. They are called hurricanes in the Atlantic, typhoons in the Pacific, cyclones in the Indian Ocean and willy-willies aroimd Australia.
Landslides may occur when water from rain and melting snow, seeps through the earth on a sloppy surface and encounters a layer of loose, unstable material such as clay. To provide fodder for domestic animals.
Thus, all those shops, hotels, apartments were constructed very close to the river banks got washed away. Construction work and concentration of human population should be avoided in the floodplains.
Remaining indoors in case of radioactive accidents. Tsunamis are the most catastrophic among natural disasters as they affect a very wide geographical area. This notification declares the A man made himalayan tsunami Gaumukh and Uttarakashi, along the Bhagirathi river, as an eco-sensitive zone.
The occurrence of cyclones is a natural phenomenon, over which humans have no control, hence it cannot be prevented. In common terms, cyclone can be described as a giant circular storm system.
Even an advanced country like America recorded more than 10, deaths and huge financial losses when New Orleans was hit by a hurricane named Katrina, during August Proper land use planning in flood prone areas includes: Narain says this particular disaster cannot be attributed solely to climate change, but the growing trend of intense and extreme weather events — particularly a heavier, more unpredictable monsoon — is undeniable.
Yet no action was taken. It is a type of landslide involving a large mass of snow, ice and rock debris that slides and fall rapidly down a mountainside.
She referred to this model as "bumper to bumper development", with one project immediately following another. Landslides, though local in nature, occur quite often in many parts of the world. Those numbers are expected to double bywith the state gearing up to welcome In modem times, by the use of satellites, we can predict the weather pattern over a particular area.
Thousands are still missing and many towns and pilgrimage sites remain inaccessible, as the raging waters carried away whole strips of roads, along with homes, shops and hapless victims.
The measures that can be taken to control the extent of flood damage include land use planning, building of physical barriers, preventing human encroachment and use of technology for relief. These have adversely affected the vital sectors of our development as agriculture, communication, irrigation, power projects and rural and urban settlements.
This will not be easy, since tourism brings much-needed revenue to the state. Successive governments have failed in creating any sort of medium term or long-term plan or vision for the state. Why Himalayan Tsunami is a man-made disaster? As the government scrambles to complete a haphazard rescue operation, environmentalists are taking a step back, pointing out that the disaster was not simply a freak natural hazard but a result of unbridled development in the Land of the Gods.News › World › Asia Stranded in Uttarakhand: 50, trapped by flooding and landslides after 'Himalayan tsunami' hits India.
Fears that death toll of could soar, with up to 14, Sunita Narain of the Centre for Science and Environment said the Uttarakhand tragedy is a “man-made disaster,” according to The Hindu. She called for the states along the Himalayan ranges to reconsider their development models.
For years, a booming tourist industry, made possible by thousands of illegally constructed guesthouses, has spawned massive hydroelectric power projects on the rivers, while other infrastructure development designed to accommodate hoards of visitors has proceeded at a steady clip, putting undue stress on this fragile ecological zone.
Aug 08, · Man-Made Glaciers Could Fix the Himalayan Water Crisis. Sonam Wangchuk is an engineer working to hydrate the alpine desert with mounds of ice. By. Adam Popescu More stories by Adam Popescu. Vulnerabilities of Uttarakhand are largely applicable to all Himalayan states, and to neighboring Himalayan countries like Bhutan, China, Nepal and Pakistan.
Many observers have called the Uttarakhand disaster a Himalayan Tsunami. Inspired by a chunk of Himalayan river ice he saw that lasted well into summer, Wangchuk, a year-old engineer who grew up in the mountains, built his first glacier in He uses cheap corrugated pipes to channel water from glacial streams and pump it into the freezing air around a .Download