Schedule Week 2MonFly versus Drive:Read article in packetWedWhat is a failure? Titanic, Three Mile IslandRead page 1 of Chapter 9 Bignell & FortuneRead TMI article passed out MondayFriFinish TMI; Challenger&ColumbiaRead Challenger, and respective articles in packet.Homework #1 due; Homework #2 distributed.MonBhopal, Natural Hazards, TerrorismRead Bhopal, and Zillman and Zimmerman articles in Ingleton (ed.), Natural Disaster ManagementCohn - Uncertain World; Hass - Bioterrorism”31 January 2007Jery StedingerLecture 052
Notable Nuclear AccidentsOct. 7, 1957– A fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor N of Lil Eld ld 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 Islandreactor 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 TennesseeJan. 21, 1969A coolant malfunction from an experimental underground reactor at Lucens Vad, Switzerland, released radiation into a cavern, which was then sealedSequoyah 1 plant in Tennessee.Apr. 25, 1981– Some 100 workers were exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear plant at Tsuruga, Japan31 January 2007Jery StedingerLecture 053which was then sealed.Japan.
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