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Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents

The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, a Japanese nuclear plant with seven units, the largest single nuclear power station in the world, was completely shut down for 21 months following an earthquake in 2007.[1]
Erosion of the 6-inch-thick (150 mm) carbon steel reactor head at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant in 2002, caused by a persistent leak of borated water.
The Hanford site represents two-thirds of America's high-level radioactive waste by volume. Nuclear reactors line the riverbank at the Hanford Site along the Columbia River in January 1960.
This image of the SL-1 core served as a sober reminder of the death and damage that a reactor accident can cause.
The 18,000 km2 expanse of the Semipalatinsk Test Site (indicated in red), which covers an area the size of Wales. The Soviet Union conducted 456 nuclear tests at Semipalatinsk from 1949 until 1989 with little regard for their effect on the local people or environment. The full impact of radiation exposure was hidden for many years by Soviet authorities and has only come to light since the test site closed in 1991.[2]

These are lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents.

Contents

  • Main lists 1
  • Lists by country 2
  • Individual disasters, incidents and sites 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes and references 5
  • External links 6

Main lists

Lists by country

Individual disasters, incidents and sites

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ The European Parliament's Greens-EFA Group - The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2007 p. 23.
  2. ^ Togzhan Kassenova (28 September 2009). "The lasting toll of Semipalatinsk's nuclear testing". Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. 

External links

  • Radiation exposures in accidents - Annex C of UNSCEAR 2008 Report (Comprehensive list of accidents with details)
  • "The world's worst nuclear power disasters". Power Technology. 7 October 2013. 
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