Week 2.docx - 1 Compare and contrast natural and technological hazards providing examples to illustrate your answer Natural hazards occur in the

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1. Compare and contrast natural and technological hazards, providing examples to illustrate your answer. Natural hazards occur in the environment from geological, volcanic, seismic, meteorological, or other natural processes. The risk associated with natural hazards is dependent upon human development and other activities. Such hazards that occur are floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, storm surges, wildfires, volcanoes, tsunamis, winter storms, droughts, thunderstorms and hail to name a few. Technological hazards are the product of innovation and human development. They occur after a failure of existing technology. The most common hazards come from transportation, infrastructure, industry, and buildings and structures. Such hazards include structural fires, dam failures, nuclear accidents, hazardous material incidents, terrorism, and chemical, biological, radiological nuclear (CBRN) incidents,
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