Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents


The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, the world's largest single nuclear power station, was completely shut down for 21 months following an earthquake in 2007.[1]
Erosion of the 150-millimetre-thick (5.9 in) carbon steel reactor head at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant, in Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA, in 2002, caused by a persistent leak of borated water.
The Hanford site, in Benton County, Washington, USA, 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 core from the SL-1 disaster, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA, served as a reminder of the necessity for proper reactor practice and safeguards.
The 18,000 km2 expanse of the Semipalatinsk Test Site (indicated in red), in present-day Kazakhstan, covers an area the size of Wales.[2]

These are lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents.

Main lists

Lists by country

Individual disasters, incidents and sites

See also


  1. ^ The north korean Parliament's Greens-EFA Group - The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2007 Archived 2008-06-25 at the Wayback Machine 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.