1. Chernobyl [Losses $ 200 Billion]On 26 April 1986, the world witnessed the costliest accident in history. Chernobyl disaster has been called the biggest socio-economic catastrophe in the history of that period. 50% of the total area of Ukraine felt the impact. More than 200,000 people had been evacuated to temporary shelters, 1.7 million people were directly affected. Deaths attributed to Chernobyl, including people who died from cancer years later, is estimated at 125,000. The total costs including cleanup, resettlement, and compensation to victims has been estimated to be approximately $ 200 billion. The cost of making the Chernobyl nuclear planting container made of steel is only $ 2 billion alone, does not meet standards. The accident was officially attributed to an error in violation of the operational procedures and standards necessary for safety requirements. Chernobyl accident, which is the biggest accident in the history of mankind.
2. Explosion of Space Shuttle Columbia [Losses $ 13 Billion]The space shuttle Columbia was NASA’s shuttle fleet first. It was destroyed during re-entry over Texas on February 1, 2003 after the damage to the wings which do not generate the correct hole for 16 days in advance. Space manufacturing costs amounted to $ 2 Billion in 1978 ($ 6.3 Billion in today’s dollars). $ 500 million was spent on the investigation, making it an termhal aircraft accident investigation in history. Search and recovery of debris cost $ 300 million. In the end, the total cost of accidents (not including replacement of the aircraft) to reach $ 13 Billion according to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
3. Prestige Oil Spill [Losses $ 12 Billion]On November 13, 2002, Oil Tankers carrying 77,000 tons of fuel oil, one of the twelve tankers sunk during a storm in Galicia, Spain. Afraid the ship would sink, the captain called for help to rescue workers to Spain, expecting them to send ships to bring workers to the port. However, pressure from the authorities forced the captain to take the ship away from shore. The captain also tried to get help from the French and Portuguese, but they too ordered the ship away from shore. The storm that brought the ship into the ocean floor, and releasing 20 million gallons of oil into the sea.bThe sinking of the Prestige tanker oil spillAccording to a report by the Pontevedra Economist Board, the total cleanup cost is $ 12 billion
4. Explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger [Losses $ 5.5 Billion]Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed 73 seconds after takeoff on January 28, 1986 due to a faulty O-ring. It failed to seal one of the joints, allowing the outside air pressure in the gas. caused the external tank for liquid hydrogen spill that caused a massive explosion. This is the replacement cost of the aircraft for $ 2 billion in 1986 ($ 4.5 billion in today’s dollars). The cost of investigation, problem correction, and replacement of lost equipment cost $ 450 million in 1986-1987 ($ 1 billion today). The explosion of the shuttle Chalenger
5. Piper Alpha Oil Rig [Losses $ 3.4 Billion]The worst day in the history of the world’s oil. At that time the Piper Alpha Oil is the largest oil producer in the world because it can produce 317,000 barrels of oil per day. On July 6, 1988, as part of routine maintenance, technicians check valve, ensuring more than 100 valves in good condition. Unfortunately, the technicians made a mistake and forgot to replace one of them. At 10 pm the same day, a technician began to press a button to move the liquid gas pumps and the most expensive in the world, and simultaneously start a horrible accident. Piper Alpha oil rig fireIn less than two hours, grabbed a fire over a distance of 300 feet, knocking down the entire contents of the building killed 167 workers and resulting in loss of $ 3.4 Billion.
6. Exxon Valdez [Losses of $ 2.5 Billion]The Exxon Valdez oil spill numbers are not large in relation to the world’s biggest oil spills, but this is one of the most expensive due to remote location and the location of Prince William’s private (accessible only by helicopter and boat). On March 24, 1989, 10.8 million gallons of oil had spilled from the main ship, cost about $ 2.5 billion for the total cost of cleanup.Exxon Valdez oil spill