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Technological Catastrophes. Presentation by: Katrine Leung Nadeen Sara Carolyn Torbay. Technological catastrophes. What is the difference between a technological disaster and a natural disaster? Has anyone lived through a technological disaster? Anyone you know?.
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´╗┐Mechanical Catastrophes Presentation by: Katrine Leung Nadeen Sara Carolyn Torbay

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Technological calamities What is the contrast between an innovative debacle and a characteristic fiasco? Has anybody survived an innovative catastrophe? Anybody you know?

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Natural calamity and innovative fiasco Baum, A., Fleming,I., and Davidson, L.M. (1983) Two Types of fiascos: Natural Disasters Non-disputable Cataclysmic occasion The aftereffect of normal wonder; organic Specific sorts (i.e. tremors, sea tempests) for the most part happen just in specific ranges Every zone is liable to the likelihood of regular debacles

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Natural calamity and innovative fiasco Technological Catastrophes Human made Accidents, disappointments, and setbacks Involve innovation

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Properties of common fiascos and mechanical fiascoes Suddenness Power Destructiveness Predictability Low point

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Natural calamities Suddenness Although cautioning is accessible, it is still constrained and catastrophe frequently happens out of the blue Power Can bring about death and incredible obliteration The danger of a characteristic calamity is all inclusive Destruction Visible harm to environment and property

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Natural catastrophes Predictability Forecast is conceivable yet restricted Low Point Usually an unmistakable time when pulverization and the most exceedingly bad is over Effects of normal fiascos: Increased social union Few long haul concentrates Generally recommended that casualties experience impacts, for example, passionate strain and dejection

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Technological calamities Suddenness Can happen at any minute with insignificant, assuming any, notice Power Devastation is equivalent to or perhaps surpasses that of characteristic debacles Predictability Technology is not anticipated that would fizzle and if an issue is predictable, it is typically helped before it has the shot of happening Predictability is low

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Technological disasters Low Point Can be distinguished in situations where there is obvious harm however might be more troublesome in circumstances including undetectable harm and proceeding with dangers Effects of innovative calamities: Same constraints on exploration as that of common catastrophes

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Comparing characteristic and innovative upheavals Similar regarding suddenness, greatness, and unmistakable decimation of the earth BUT Technological fiascoes can bring about inconspicuous harm and imperceptible dangers

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Comparing characteristic debacles and mechanical disasters also, they contrast in 3 vital regards: Perception of wildness will be diverse for each - Natural fiascos = need control and innovative fiascoes =loss of control Confidence in future controllability of innovation Continuing dangers

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Concluding contemplations Technological fiascoes have more ceaseless and boundless impacts and will probably be long haul in nature Advancements in innovation surpass our capacity to control them More research past the underlying time of effect and recuperation is required Important to keep the qualification amongst common and innovative

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Davidson, Baum, and Fleming The Three Mile Island Study Background data: Occurred in March of 1979 The occurrence represented a risk of radioactive presentation to those living inside the region of the plant Threat has stayed reliable (piece was composed in 1986) Tests were led 28 months after the mishap TMI (Three Mile Island) occupants kept on indicating a greater number of side effects of anxiety than others in control territories

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Stress Selye\'s three phase adjustment disorder known as GAS: Alarm Resistance Exhaustion Lazarus, and the significance of examinations Direct activity adapting Palliative

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The study 103 subjects 36 were chosen in semi irregular style from neighborhoods inside 5 miles of TMI 27 were chosen in towns no less than 80 miles far from TMI 15 living inside 5 miles of a coal-discharged force plant Final 25 lived inside 5 miles of an undamaged atomic reactor

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Stress measures Psychological Stress Behavioral Stress Physiological Stress

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Evidence of anxiety Psychological Stress: more extreme manifestations than control bunches Behavioral Stress: experienced more issue with activities than control bunches Physiological Stress: more elevated amounts of epinephrine and norepinephrine than control bunches

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Stress and control Scientists trust that the impacts of innovative fiascos might be not the same as those connected with common occasions The key might be the impression of human blunder Technological fiascos speak to loss of control over something that is seen to be under control A contributing variable to endless anxiety might be the instability of the circumstance

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Conclusions The information gathered on TMI inhabitants propose that control-related issues disturb stress reactions and related anxiety The inhabitants of TMI don\'t know whether they have been presented to radiation, yet showed stress side effects for quite a long time

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Experiencing the earth as peril R.W. Kates 1976

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Group Discussion

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Question #1 How is the anxiety worldview (model) connected to clarify the response of occupants of the range encompassing the Three Mile Island atomic reactor?

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Question #2 What model is proposed to represent natural peril? What makes it an intuitive model?

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Question #3 What are the similitudes and contrasts between regular calamities and innovative fiascoes?

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Question #4 What components have the creators ignored that may identify with innovative disasters?

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Question #5 What part does government play in resident\'s responses to mechanical fiascoes ?

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Love Canal study Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill Site August 2, 1978 The risks of surrendered dangerous waste-transfer locales Toxic vapors in occupants storm cellars Was proclaimed a wellbeing crisis Information was gathered on the inhabitants with no other data on gatherings from different districts for correlations: - 4000 specimens of blood inside a couple of weeks - looking over - 3 polls were appropriated

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Shared convictions of Love Canal Homeowners Association We are chaste casualties of a catastrophe The issues we face are too expansive got us. We require help We are great nationals. We merit assistance from the Government The administration can and ought to help us now We are being dealt with unjustifiably We should stick together to deal with ourselves Family and group help is insufficient for our necessities No one but rather the Government has enough assets for our squeezing needs We should cooperate to compel the Government to give us what we are qualified for We are the main ones who can see each other

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Summary of discoveries By 1981, 500 families had moved away with their homes being obtained by the State By the mid year of 1981, there was no confirmation of draining chemicals affecting Love Canal occupants Within that year, there was no indisputable discoveries whether chemicals had relocated to soil past the primary line of encompassing homes There was an over the top number of respiratory diseases in the Love Canal evaluation tract contrasted with the tumors in New York state, however no focus close to the channel itself

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Hundreds of claims were documented Some conjugal troubles happened "On the off chance that we consider Love Canal as the shriek cautioning whatever is left of society about what lies ahead, in one imperative sense it is as of now past the point of no return, for the physical dangers as of now exist. Nonetheless, on the off chance that we utilize the notice of Love Canal to forestall or ease a portion of the social outcomes that made superfluous enduring at Love Canal, than maybe we will have taken in something from history and humanism when we confront the development of new Love Canals everywhere on this land"(219-220) Adeline Gordon Levine Love Canal:Science, Politics, and People

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Buffalo Creek Dam Collapse and Flood Disaster Logan County, West Virginia, 1972 The Disaster On Saturday, February 26, 1972, a dam that was worked by a mining organization crumpled and discharged gallons of water and slime into the valley killing 125 individuals and leaving a great many others destitute 381 grown-up offended parties and their 207 youngsters documented a claim against the coal organization asserting that the dam was built in a risky way and that they had endured "psychic weakness" therefore.

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Two arrangements of psychiatric reports were done 18 and 26 months after the flooding in light of meetings and a self-report agenda by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati and the barrier therapist. The suit was settled out of court and the offended parties were granted for mental harms.

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The study Subjects: 121 of unique offended party bunch Control group.non-uncovered subjects:drawn from 2 ranges: Big Coal River/Marsh Fork Valleys and Cabin Creek Valley that were like Buffalo Creek in geography, coal mining exercises and social/financial foundations

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The study Instruments: Structured clinical Interview for DSM-III (SCID) - demonstrative meeting led by clinically prepared people Psychiatric Evaluation Form - 19 things (i.e. tension, gloom, self-destructive contemplations, and pretentiousness) and additionally a scale for general seriousness. Appraisals from 1 to 6 (none to outrageous disability) and were surveyed by questioner

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The study Symptom Checklist-90R (SCL-90R) - 90 thing self-report side effect stock made up of 5 bunches: physical concerns, over the top habitual issues, nervousness, antagonistic vibe peevishness, and wretchedness Progress Evaluation Scales (PES) - set of 7 scales evaluating zones of working (i.e. occupation, emotions and mind-set, disposition toward self) on a 5 point scale using behavioral depiction for every scale point

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Results and impediments There was no distinction amongst prosecutors and non-l

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