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CEE 597 – Lecture 5 Three Mile Island 31 January 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 05 1
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Schedule Week 2 Mon Fly versus Drive : Read article in packet Wed What is a failure? Titanic, Three Mile Island Read page 1 of Chapter 9 Bignell & Fortune Read TMI article passed out Monday Fri Finish TMI; Challenger&Columbia Read Challenger, and respective articles in packet. Homework #1 due; Homework #2 distributed. Mon Bhopal, Natural Hazards, Terrorism Read Bhopal, and Zillman and Zimmerman articles in Ingleton (ed.), Natural Disaster Management Cohn - Uncertain World; Hass - Bioterrorism 31 January 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 05 2
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Notable Nuclear Accidents Oct. 7, 1957 – A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor N of Li l E l d l d Mar. 22, 1975 – Fire at Brown’s Ferry reactor in Decatur, AL, caused dangerous lowering of cooling Liverpool, England, released radioactive material; later blamed for 39 cancer deaths. Jan. 3, 1961 – A reactor at a federal water levels. Mar. 28, 1979 The worst commercial nuclear accident in the U.S. occurred as equipment failures installation near Idaho Falls, ID, Killed 3 workers. Radiation contained. Oct. 5, 1966 – A sodium cooling system malfunction caused a partial and human mistakes led to a loss of coolant and a partial core meltdown at the Three Mile Island reactor in Middletown, PA. core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration breeder reactor, near Detroit, MI. Radiation contained. Jan 21 1969 – A coolant malfunction Feb. 11, 1981 – 8 workers were contaminated when 100,000 gallons of radioactive coolant fluid leaked into containment building of TVA’s Sequoyah 1 plant in Tennessee Jan. 21, 1969 A coolant malfunction from an experimental underground reactor at Lucens Vad, Switzerland, released radiation into a cavern, which was then sealed Sequoyah 1 plant in Tennessee. Apr. 25, 1981 – Some 100 workers were exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear plant at Tsuruga, Japan 31 January 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 05 3 which was then sealed. Japan.
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