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  • Radioactive Zone Areas
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    Chernobyl 10 years later On April 26th, 1986 the World's worst nuclear power accident occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR (now Ukraine). The Chernobyl nuclear power plant located 80 miles north of Kiev had 4 reactors and while testing reactor number 4 numerous safety procedures were disregarded. At 1: 23 am the chain reaction in the reactor became out of control creating explosions and a fireball that blew off the reactor's heavy steel and concrete lid. Radioactive debris spewed to a height...
  • Giant Clam
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    The giant clam is known as a reef dwelling mollusk. The domestication factor has become of large importance to the Indo-Pacific peoples. Mainly in the area of their diet. These huge clams are huge targets for fishermen and can be found easily. With the crystal water complection of the reef waters they live in makes them even easier to be spotted by the fishermen an by poachers. The people of this region eat every part of the flesh of the animal. They either dry, cook, or eat them raw. In Taiwan ...
  • Loma Prieta Earthquake On Tuesday October 17
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    The Loma Prieta Earthquake On Tuesday October 17, 1989 at 5: 04 PM the Loma Prieta earthquake struck the San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and Silicon Valley areas. Those were no the only areas affected. Many areas up to 70 and 100 miles away could feel the tremble of the quake. The epicenter of the quake was in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The quake measured a magnitude of 7.1. The initial quake lasted 15 seconds. The USGS first thought the magnitude of the quake would be about 6.9 but it increased to ...
  • Ranchos And The Lack Of Government Funding
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    The 'Ranchos' of Caracas are areas towards the edge of the city, mainly located about the peri feria where generally people congregate in low-quality shanty towns. Through Government aid, this area is still undergoing improvement. 2) There are many problems associated with the rapid growth of the ranchos of Caracas. Rapid urbanization causes an increase of the proportion if population that live in cities. The large numbers of people are attracted from surrounding rural areas by the prosperity an...
  • Different Accents And The Way
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    An Analy zation of the Film American Tongues The film American Tongues discusses different accents and dialects in the United States. It's interesting to see how in one country there can be so many accents and so many different ways of saying expressions. An accent or dialect means the words we use and how we pronounce them. As stated in the movie, "It doesn't mean slang, which includes words and expressions that are passing fads". The movie focuses on the way people perceive others with differe...
  • Snow Avalanche
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    Avalanches and Landslides Submitted to: Ms. Delgado GEOGRAPHY 12/9/96 By DEWAYNE REDD OUTLINE 1. a. WHAT IS AN AVALANCHE OR LANDSLIDE? b. EXACTLY HOW DOES AN AVALANCHES OCCUR 2. a. I TALK A LITTLE ABOUT PAST Avalanches. PAST DEATHS FROM AVALANCHES 3. a. CONCLUSION CLOSING OF MY REPORT What is an avalanche? , well it's a large mass of snow and ice or of earth or rock sliding down a mountain side or a cliff. And how does an avalanche occur, well mainly they happen by vibrations caused by movement ...
  • Water Pollution In The Bay Area
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    How many times have you been sitting in traffic with your engine running and on the right you see a factory letting off pollutants into the air Well every time you do this and the company does this you and them are polluting are air and water, and leading to the destruction of the Bay Area. Unless we the people of the Bay Area and the factories do something to improve the pollution we are letting off then the Bay Area is in serious danger of losing the beauty of city. When is an area overpopulat...
  • Dump Site With Hazardous Substances
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    CERCLA specifically states that those who own or operate a contaminated area or site, those who transport the hazardous substances to that site, and those who produce or generate those substances must pay for the clean-up of such a place. For instance, consider a dump site with hazardous substances. The owner of the dumpsite or the operator of that dumpsite will be held responsible for the clean-up of the dump. The people who created the hazardous materials will also be held responsible. Finally...
  • Hills And Land Around Orchard Road
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    In the 1840's, the colonial government planned to make Singapore a major exporter of spices. The hills and land around Orchard Road were therefore sold to European merchants to be replanted with spice plantations. C.R. Prin sep had an estate which covered Mt Sophia down to the Is tana Thomas Oxley's land stretched from Killin ey to Grange Road. William Scott was at Claymore (off Scotts Road) Charles Cairn e was on Cairn hill William Cuppage had Emerald Hill Thomas Hewetson owned Mount Elizabeth ...
  • Robbers Target People On Vacation
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    People have always traveled. Whether for pleasure or for business, today more than ever tourist is susceptible to pickpockets and thieves. Why are travelers so easily targeted? There are several reasons that robbers target people on vacation. There are also numerous ways that vacationers can protect themselves against criminals. Tourists are usually victims of robbers because they are not concentrating on their money. When people are on vacation, most people have the "it won't happen to me menta...

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