Nuclear accidents, which hides the government
For more than half a century, a man tries to tame nuclear energy. This force can solve all of our problems with the fuel supply, heating and even afford to start developing other planets. But the dangers inherent for nuclear fusion is still so great that talk about any long-term prospects are simply stupid. Each nuclear accident takes on scope of the disaster, the consequences of which are stopped for years. Here are a few examples of the terrible tragedies that recently declassified by several governments.
The experimental reactor plant in Bohunice worked on uranium mining is conducted in Czechoslovakia. During operation there occurred about 30 accidents, hidden by the Soviet government. The greatest impact caused by the disaster, which occurred February 22, 1977: worker took the rod control reactor power, which led to radiation leaks. The consequences do not know anything yet.
On site Yucca Flat, located just an hour's drive from Las Vegas, the Americans still hold a nuclear test. December 18, 1970 10 kiloton bomb, bury nearly three hundred meters into the ground, detonated prematurely. Concrete slab, protects the surface of the radioactive release, he cracked - 86 people received a dose of radiation that killed over the next week.
North Star Bay
During the Cold War, the United States initiated one of the most dangerous operations, covering the period. The "Chrome Dome" implied that the air is always one of the strategic bomber B-52, ready to attack the USSR. January 21, 1969 one of the B-52, on board of which were as much as 4 hydrogen bombs, caught fire in the air. The team left the burning plane on approach to Tula Air Base in Greenland. Upon impact, the nuclear bombs detonated, causing widespread infection throughout the surrounding area. "Chrome Dome" program was immediately closed and secretive.
In Idaho was equipped with one of the few country's nuclear reactors. January 3, 1961 the reactor exploded, killing five workers. Operational actions of the authorities allowed to minimize the release of radioactive waste into the atmosphere, the civilian population was not affected. The situation itself is a long time not to be disclosed - the incident became known only recently.
reactor at Windscale was designed to produce plutonium, but later the government decided to convert it to produce tritium. Unfortunately, tritium demanded higher reactor temperatures are not adapted to such loads. Which began 10 October 1957 fire flooded, and the water was drained directly into the river. A few years later, in the area marked the outbreak of cancer, claiming the lives of three hundred people.
Chemical Plant "Mayak" has become a dumping of radioactive wastes. Failure in the cooling system caused the explosion: precipitation covered an area of 500 square kilometers. 10,000 people were evacuated, 300 were killed in the first week after the explosion. The Soviet Union held the tragedy in secret until 1990.
This tragedy occurred due to human error. Having moved down from the old premises, radiotherapy institute left the installation, still charged cesium chloride. Looters were taken and sold to a strange device on the nearest landfill, where the luminous substance has attracted attention of the owner. Those invited to admire the rarity of friends and relatives, he immediately received a high dose of radiation. What is even worse, these people went to the city, irradiating all counterclaims. The total number of infected has exceeded 250 people.