- Additional Details
- Format: DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Television Networks
We would never know the deadly cargo that travels through our communities every day if it weren't for horrifying accidents like the ones examined in this eye-opening episode.
- MEGA DISASTERS explores the worst of what could happen.
- Stunning computer graphics and actual footage combine to create convincing pictures of the risks faced by U.S. cities.
- Train accidents in Wisconsin and Maryland expose the vulnerability of our communities.
It has happened before, and it could happen again. What makes storms, earthquakes and other events into natural disasters is not how they occur, but where they strike.
MEGA DISASTERS asks the what ifs? no one ever wants to face. A masterful blend of actual footage, computer graphics and interviews with leading scientists and public safety experts explores the outer limits of what could happen if everything went wrong.
Trains loaded with the deadliest, most volatile substances created by modern industry pass backyards throughout America every day.
Families go about their lives ignorant of the killer cargo rolling by just feet from their homes... until a MEGA DISASTER occurs!
This episode analyzes two terrible train accidents that occurred in the heart of American communities.
In March, 1996, a freight train carrying roughly one-million pounds of propane derailed in Weyauwega, Wisconsin. One of the tankers exploded like a bomb and the entire town was evacuated. And in 2001, a train tunnel fire billowed clouds of hydrochloric acid over Baltimore's downtown core.
While luckily neither accident resulted in injury or death, MEGA DISASTERS shows just how vulnerable our neighborhoods are.