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Chapter 4: Natural Hazards Not all hazardous processes exert harmful or deadly consequences Depends on space and time Benefits : Supplying nutrients to soil, flushing away pollutants, changing local landscape Death and damages : Great loss of human life and grave damages to property; lead to pollution in an urban area More life loss from a major natural disaster in a developing country (e.g., Oct 2005 earthquake in Pakistan); more property damage occurs in a more developed country (e.g., 2005 Katrina Hurricane in New Orleans) Floodwaters from the east would carry toxic waste from the "Industrial Canal" area, nicknamed after the chemical plants there. From the west, floodwaters would flow through an industrial complex that includes refineries and chemical plants , said van Heerden, who has studied computer models about the impact of a strong hurricane for four years. " These chemical plants [could] start flying apart, just as the other buildings
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course GEOL 2001 taught by Professor Babaie during the Winter '09 term at UGA.

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geology_10 - Chapter 4: Natural Hazards Not all hazardous...

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