Disasters that are caused by the excessive use and misuse of chemicals in industries are called chemical disasters. The irresponsible handling of powerful chemicals can cause widespread devastation. re caused by Industrial disasters include events that occur due to mishaps or failures in industry or related activities and also the disasters that affect the industrial functions, property and productivity.
A chemical disaster may occur due to both, natural or human-made sources. Chemical disasters are occurrence of emission, fire or explosion involving one or more hazardous chemicals in the course of industrial activity (handling), storage or transportation.