Fukushima daiichi fukushima, japan, march 2011 the earthquake and tsunami that struck eastern japan on march 11, 2011, caused a serious accident at the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant on the northeastern coast of japan how did it happen the earthquake cut off external power to the reactors tsunami,. Nuclear power is controversial among governments, experts and the public three high-profile accidents contribute to public fear surrounding nuclear power. David robie traces the history of their resistance in a 1986 article for the new internationalist – and shows how ordinary people declaring their home as a on his first major tour of european capitals, in the wake of the chernobyl nuclear disaster in the soviet union, he was determined to reassure western. When a reactor at the chernobyl nuclear plant exploded 30 years ago sergii mirnyi was sent into the exclusion zone to help in the aftermath.
On april 26, 1986, the world's worst nuclear power plant accident occurs at the chernobyl nuclear power station in the soviet union thirty-two people died and dozens more suffered radiation burns in the opening days of the crisis, but only after. How much are we protected from toxic spill what's changed for europeans since the chemical disasters at seveso and ajka the number of accidents has decreased, a result partly of the eu's seveso directive seveso, after the village hit by a chemical spill in 1976 europe-wide regulations were.
Here, president carter visits the tmi-2 control room in april 1979, joined by pennsylvania governor richard thornburgh, and the nrc's harold denton since this visit, what other sitting president visited a nuclear power plant and at which site photo courtesy of the jimmy carter library.
The worst nuclear accident in history, the 1986 chernobyl disaster in ukraine — then part of the soviet union — will leave measurable radioactive contamination in a 15,000-square-mile area for 300 years 2 shortly after the accident, needles on pine trees in a 15-square-mile area around the crippled.
A nuclear meltdown is a severe nuclear reactor accident that results in core damage from overheating the term nuclear meltdown is not officially defined by the international atomic energy agency or by the nuclear regulatory commission however, it has been defined to mean the accidental.