Nuclear Accidents

Current potential for global Nuclear Contamination:

HIGH

Up to date Fukushima Daiichi news

 


Michio Kaku- “THEY LIED TO US”. Fukushima: A growing global disaster.

Fukushima worse than Chernobyl– United States has a lot to be worried about.

Chernobyl, Ukraine  1986

Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania  1979

Goiania, and Abadia, Brazil   1987

Tokaimura, Japan  1999

Fukushima Daiichi, Japan 2011

Chernobyl

Reactor 4 gave off an explosive reaction due to a lack of water. 31 firefighters died because of exposure while fighting the fire.  Debris was scattered and was collected and sealed into the site in a Sarcophagus.

Chernobyl sarcophagus
Chernobyl reactor post nulcear meltdown in a cement sarcophagus

The reaction gave off severe levels of radiation into the atmosphere. Bio-robots received 20 roentgens. US max is 5 roentgens. The effects of Chernobyl are still seen; 20 nations and 3 billion people, many very sick and dying. 5,000 to 20,000 eventual deaths is a conservative estimate. The plant was not closed down until December of 2000. A new Sarcophagus will begin production in 2004.  The UN is asking for $9 million in relief.

 

 

 

 

 

Chernobyl reactor meltdown exclusion zone

 

Three Mile Island

Reactor 2 overheated due to lack of water. Three Mile island was mostly the result of human error.. problems that resulted from  miscommunication problems and fear. Stress Response was a big effect.  There were some health risks associated with thee mile lisland, but were remote. Since three mile island, US power utilities have not invested in new plants.

 

three mile island
Three mile island epicenter

 

Goiania and Abadia

1,600 curies of cesium-137 were released from a broken radiotherapy device in Goiania. The waste was

Goiania and Abadia cesium leak
Goiania and Abadia cesium leak

taken to Abadia.  Both places showed some similar side effects.

Tokaimura

Lack of worker competence and wrong tools caused the accident at the fast breeding reactor.  Like other

Tokaimura nuclear incident
Tokaimura nuclear incident

incidents the public was informed 5 hours after the incident. Reform to correct procedures and problems is now in effect.

 

 

 

 

 

Fukushima Daiichi

Fukushima Daiichi nulcear power plant post melt down
Fukushima Daiichi nulcear power plant post melt down

 

The Fukushima Daiichi power plant is still an ongoing investigation.

Continuing news coverage of the Fukishima Daiichi  nuclear power plant melt down.