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List of waste disposal incidents

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The Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill viewed a day after the event.

This is a list of notable waste disposal incidents.

Incident Description Date Location
Aberfan disaster coal waste spill 1966 United Kingdom
Acerinox accident radioactive contamination 1998 Spain
Agriculture Street Landfill United States
Ajka alumina plant accident caustic waste spill 2010 Hungary
Atari video game burial 1983 United States
Bajzë Rail Station chemical contamination 1991 Albania
Buffalo Creek Flood coal slurry impound spill 1972 United States
Corby toxic waste case United Kingdom
2006 Côte d'Ivoire toxic waste dump 2006 Côte d'Ivoire
Cuyahoga River United States
Friendly Floatees flotsam 1992 Ocean
Goiânia accident radioactive contamination 1987 Brazil
Hansa Carrier flotsam 1990 Ocean
Khian Sea waste disposal incident 1986
Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill coal fly ash slurry spill 2008 United States
2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill acid mine waste spill 2015 United States
Gold mine at Kingston, Queensland toxic waste Australia
Lake Karachay radioactive waste dump site Russia
Love Canal toxic waste dump United States
Mapua contaminated site toxic waste 1932-88 New Zealand
Martin County sludge spill water pollution 2000 United States
Mayapuri radioactive contamination 1986 India
Minamata Bay mercury poisoning cause of Minamata disease 1932-68 Japan
Mobro 4000 garbage barge 1987 United States
Munisport United States
Radioactive waste dumping by the 'Ndrangheta radioactive waste Italy
Saint John, New Brunswick harbour cleanup sewerage Canada
Seveso disaster toxic pollutant 1976 Italy
Spodden Valley asbestos controversy 2004 United Kingdom
Sydney Tar Ponds hazardous waste Canada
Syringe Tide 1987-88 United States
Techa River radioactive contamination Russia
Teckomatorp 1970s Sweden
Times Beach, Missouri dioxin scare 1983 United States
Tonoshō, Kagawa industrial waste dump Japan
Tui mine tailings dam New Zealand
DuPont Washington Works perfluorooctanoic acid dump 1951-2003 United States
Valley of the Drums toxic waste dump United States
View-Master factory supply well United States

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