Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents
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The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
, a Japanese nuclear plant with seven units, the largest single nuclear power station in the world, was completely shut down for 21 months following an earthquake in 2007.
This image of the SL-1
core served as a reminder of the necessity for proper reactor practice and safeguards.
The 18,000 km2
expanse of the Semipalatinsk Test Site
(indicated in red), which covers an area the size of Wales
. The Soviet Union conducted 456 nuclear tests at Semipalatinsk from 1949 until 1989 with little regard for their effect on the local people or environment. The full impact of radiation exposure was hidden for many years by Soviet authorities and has only come to light since the test site closed in 1991.
These are lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents.
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