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What are technological catastrophe's? What affect do these catastrophe's have on individuals?

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1. What are technological catastrophe's?

Disasters are classified as either natural i.e. flooding, hurricanes, etc. or man-made disasters referred to as technological disaster. For an incident to be classified as technological disaster criteria are required to be met. For example, technological disaster is an event that "brings on a major crisis, threatens the viability of a technological system, causes massive losses of life and property, and may endanger the social environment in which it occurs" (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V80-46PBT1H-3&_user=10&_coverDate=08%2F31%2F2002&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1239614997&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=8390a4845f55b67ef2dc1111b98d6d84).

Principal Causes of Technological Catastrophes have several causes, including:

? Human factor errors (Chernobyl)
? Inadequate training of staff (Three-mile Island)
? Technological design factors (Ford Pinto)
? Organizational systems factors ...

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Describes the meaning of the concept of are technological catastrophe's, and the affect these catastrophe's have on individuals.