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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 py Fri Finish TMI; Challenger&Columbia Read Challenger, and respective articles in packet. g, p p Homework #1 due; Homework #2 distributed. Mon Bhopal, Natural Hazards, Terrorism p, , 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 Mar. 22, 1975 – Fire at Brown’s Ferry reactor in Decatur, AL, caused angerous lowering of cooling Liverpool, England, released radioactive material; later blamed for 39 cancer deaths. Jan. 3, 1961 – A reactor at a federal dangerous lowering of cooling water levels. Mar. 28, 1979 The worst commercial nuclear accident in the .S. ccurred as equipment failures installation near Idaho Falls, ID, Killed 3 workers. Radiation contained. Oct. 5, 1966 – A sodium cooling system malfunction caused a partial U.S. occurred as equipment failures and human mistakes led to a loss of coolant and a partial core meltdown at the Three Mile Island reactor in Middletown, PA. yp core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration breeder reactor, near Detroit, MI. Radiation contained. n 21 1969 coolant malfunction Feb. 11, 1981 – 8 workers were contaminated when 100,000 gallons of radioactive coolant fluid leaked into containment building of TVA’s equoyah 1 plant in Tennessee Jan. 21, 1969 A coolant malfunction from an experimental underground reactor at Lucens Vad, Switzerland, released radiation into a cavern, hich 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, pan 31 January 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 05 3 which was then sealed. Japan.
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Notable Nuclear Accidents Jan. 6, 1986 – A cylinder of nuclear material burst after being improperly eated at a Kerr cGee plant at Sept. 30, 1999 Japan’s worst nuclear accident ever occurred at a uranium- reprocessing facility in Tokaimura, NE of heated at a Kerr-McGee plant at Gore, OK. One worker died; 100 were hospitalized. Apr. 26, 1986 – In the worst nuclear ccident in the history of nuclear pg y , Tokyo, when workers accidentally overloaded a container with uranium, thereby exposing workers and area residents to extremely high radiation levels. accident in the history of nuclear power , fires and explosions resulting from an unauthorized experiment at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant near Kiev, USSR (now in Ukraine), left -------------------------------------------------- On Dec. 24, 1984, in the worst industrial accident in history, more than 3,000 eople were killed within hours when at least 31 dead in the immediate aftermath and spread radioactive material over much of Europe. An estimated 135,000 people were vacuated from the region some of people were killed within hours when
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