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World Map - Major Nuclear Disasters of the World

World Map illustrates the location of Major Nuclear Disasters of the World. These Nuclear Disasters are the worst nuclear power plant accident in history on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

World Map showing Major Nuclear Disasters of the World
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Nuclear power has shown its dangerous side that include near melt-downs and leaked radiation many a times. The following World map illustrates the location and the time period of the major nuclear disasters of the world.

The Chernobyl nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986 in Ukraine is regarded as the worst nuclear accident. The disaster resulted in the fifty-six deaths, relocation of 200,000 people, and other long term diseases. It was a major catastrophe that had an adverse effect on the country's economy; the nation suffered loss of an estimated 18 billion rubles. It is the only nuclear accident that the International Atomic Energy Agency has classified a "major accident."

The most recent nuclear disaster occurred in 2011 in Fukushima, Japan. The accident known as the Daiichi nuclear disaster is the largest accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. It was caused owing to a series of equipment failures, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. Over thirty-seven people were reported to have physical injuries, and many workers were hospitalized with radiation burns. The map also shows the other major nuclear disasters that rocked different parts of the globe.

Major Nuclear Disasters of the world
Date City Location Casualty
11 March 2011OkumaFukushima, Japan5
9 August 2004Fukui PrefectureJapan5
16 February 2002Oak HarborOhio, US0
30 September 1999Ibaraki PrefectureJapan2
2 September 1996Crystal RiverFlorida, US0
20 February 1996WaterfordConnecticut, US0
17 March 1989LusbyMaryland, US0
19 December 1987LycomingNew York, US0
31 March 1987DeltaPennsylvania, US0
4 May 1986Hamm-UentropGermany0
26 April 1986Chernobyl disaster (Pripyat)Ukraine53
11 April 1986PlymouthMassachusetts, US0
9 March 1985AthensAlabama, US0
15 September 1984AthensAlabama, US0
28 March 1979MiddletownPennsylvania, US0
22 February 1977Jaslovské BohuniceCzechoslovakia0
7 December 1975GreifswaldEast Germany0
5 October 1966Frenchtown Charter TownshipMichigan, US0
3 January 1961Idaho FallsIdaho, US3

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Countries with Nuclear WeaponsTop Ten Nuclear Power Plants
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Last Updated Date: December 20, 2016

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