List of Nuclear Disasters

Nuclear power plants though are considered as great source of alternative energy to satisfy the ever growing demand of power in this world, however the recent nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan due to earthquake and tsunami has again resulted in people asking whether countries should have these nuclear power plants or not. Given below is the list of some of the major nuclear disaster that have happened so far –

  1. Kyshtym, Soviet Union on Sept. 29, 1957
  2. Idaho Falls, Idaho, US on January 3, 1961
  3. Frenchtown Charter Township, Michigan, US on October 5, 1966
  4. Three Mile Island, United States on March 28, 1979
  5. Athens, Alabama, US on September 15, 1984
  6. Chernobyl, Soviet Union on April 26, 1986
  7. Hamm-Uentrop, Germany on May 4, 1986
  8. Delta, Pennsylvania, US Peach on March 31, 1987
  9. Lusby, Maryland, US on March 17, 1989
  10. Waterford, Connecticut, US on February 20, 1996
  11. Crystal River, Florida, US on September 2, 1996
  12. Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan on September 30, 1999
  13. Oak Harbor, Ohio, US on February 16, 2002
  14. Fukui Prefecture, Japan on August 9, 2004
  15. Ōkuma, Fukushima, Japan on March 11, 2011
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