Friday, June 10, 2011

Nuclear Power Station Accidents Per Country Including The Yanango Radiological Accident in Peru




Chernobyl reactor 4 exploded sending a radioactive cloud across Europe




Data summary

Nuclear power station accidents and incidents

Year
Incident
INES level
Country
IAEA description
2011  Fukushima 5 Japan Reactor shutdown after the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami; failure of emergency cooling caused an explosion
2011 Onagawa
Japan Reactor shutdown after the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami caused a fire
2006  Fleurus 4 Belgium Severe health effects for a worker at a commercial irradiation facility as a result of high doses of radiation
2006  Forsmark 2 Sweden Degraded safety functions for common cause failure in the emergency power supply system at nuclear power plant
2006 Erwin
US Thirty-five litres of a highly enriched uranium solution leaked during transfer
2005 Sellafield 3 UK Release of large quantity of radioactive material, contained within the installation
2005 Atucha 2 Argentina Overexposure of a worker at a power reactor exceeding the annual limit
2005 Braidwood
US Nuclear material leak
2003 Paks 3 Hungary Partially spent fuel rods undergoing cleaning in a tank of heavy water ruptured and spilled fuel pellets
1999 Tokaimura 4 Japan Fatal overexposures of workers following a criticality event at a nuclear facility
1999 Yanango 3 Peru Incident with radiography source resulting in severe radiation burns
1999 Ikitelli 3 Turkey Loss of a highly radioactive Co-60 source
1999 Ishikawa 2 Japan Control rod malfunction
1993 Tomsk 4 Russia Pressure buildup led to an explosive mechanical failure
1993 Cadarache 2 France Spread of contamination to an area not expected by design
1989 Vandellos 3 Spain Near accident caused by fire resulting in loss of safety systems at the nuclear power station
1989 Greifswald
Germany Excessive heating which damaged ten fuel rods
1986 Chernobyl 7 Ukraine (USSR) Widespread health and environmental effects. External release of a significant fraction of reactor core inventory
1986 Hamm-Uentrop
Germany Spherical fuel pebble became lodged in the pipe used to deliver fuel elements to the reactor
1981 Tsuraga 2 Japan More than 100 workers were exposed to doses of up to 155 millirem per day radiation
1980   Saint Laurent des   Eaux 4 France Melting of one channel of fuel in the reactor with no release outside the site
1979  Three Mile Island 5 US Severe damage to the reactor core
1977  Jaslovské  Bohunice 4 Czechoslovakia Damaged fuel integrity, extensive corrosion damage of fuel cladding and release of radioactivity
1969 Lucens
Switzerland Total loss of coolant led to a power excursion and explosion of experimental reactor
1967 Chapelcross
UK Graphite debris partially blocked a fuel channel causing a fuel element to melt and catch fire
1966 Monroe
US Sodium cooling system malfunction
1964 Charlestown
US Error by a worker at a United Nuclear Corporation fuel facility led to an accidental criticality
1959 Santa Susana Field Laboratory
US Partial core meltdown
1958 Chalk River
Canada Due to inadequate cooling a damaged uranium fuel rod caught fire and was torn in two
1958 Vinča
Yugoslavia During a subcritical counting experiment a power buildup went undetected - six scientists received high doses
1957 Kyshtym 6 Russia Significant release of radioactive material to the environment from explosion of a high activity waste tank.
1957 Windscale Pile 5 UK Release of radioactive material to the environment following a fire in a reactor core
1952 Chalk River 5 Canada A reactor shutoff rod failure, combined with several operator errors, led to a major power excursion of more than double the reactor's rated output at AECL's NRX reactor


International Nuclear Events Scale (INES)

Year_ Incident    INES levelCountryLocationIAEA description
.
2011Fukushima5Japan37.319444, 141.021111Reactor shutdown after the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami; failure of emergency cooling caused an explosion
.
2011Onagawa
Japan38.401111, 141.499722Reactor shutdown after the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami caused a fire
.
2006Fleurus4BelgiumFleurus, BelgiumSevere health effects for a worker at a commercial irradiation facility as a result of high doses of radiation
.
2006Forsmark2Sweden60.403333, 18.166667Degraded safety functions for common cause failure in the emergency power supply system at nuclear power plant
.
2006Erwin
US36.145, -82.410833Thirty-five litres of a highly enriched uranium solution leaked during transfer
.
2005Sellafield3UK54.4205, -3.4975Release of large quantity of radioactive material, contained within the installation
.
2005Atucha2Argentina-33.967519, -59.205119Overexposure of a worker at a power reactor exceeding the annual limit
.
2005Braidwood
US41.243611, -88.229167Nuclear material leak
.
2003Paks3Hungary46.5725, 18.854167Partially spent fuel rods undergoing cleaning in a tank of heavy water ruptured and spilled fuel pellets
.
1999Tokaimura4Japan36.4667, 140.5667Fatal overexposures of workers following a criticality event at a nuclear facility
.
1999Yanango3PeruLatitude -11.2156 Longitude -75.4853Incident with radiography source resulting in severe radiation burns
.
1999Ikitelli3Turkey41.0792, 28.7825Loss of a highly radioactive Co-60 source
.
1999Ishikawa2Japan37.061111, 136.726389Control rod malfunction
.
1993Tomsk4Russia56.5, 84.966667Pressure buildup led to an explosive mechanical failure
.
1993Cadarache2FranceCadarache, FranceSpread of contamination to an area not expected by design
.
1989Vandellos3Spain40.951389, 0.866667Near accident caused by fire resulting in loss of safety systems at the nuclear power station
.
1989Greifswald
Germany54.140586, 13.664422Excessive heating which damaged ten fuel rods
.
1986Chernobyl7Ukraine (USSR)51.389553, 30.099147Widespread health and environmental effects. External release of a significant fraction of reactor core inventory
.
1986Hamm-Uentrop
Germany51.679167, 7.971667Spherical fuel pebble became lodged in the pipe used to deliver fuel elements to the reactor







.
1981Tsuraga2Japan35.672778, 136.0775More than 100 workers were exposed to doses of up to 155 millirem per day radiation
.
1980Saint Laurent des Eaux4FranceSaint Laurent des Eaux, FranceMelting of one channel of fuel in the reactor with no release outside the site
.
1979Three Mile Island5US40.153889, -76.724722Severe damage to the reactor core
.
1977Jaslovské Bohunice4Czechoslovakia48.476111, 17.65Damaged fuel integrity, extensive corrosion damage of fuel cladding and release of radioactivity
.
1969Lucens
Switzerland
Total loss of coolant led to a power excursion and explosion of experimental reactor
.
1967Chapelcross
UK55.01566, -3.22605Graphite debris partially blocked a fuel channel causing a fuel element to melt and catch fire
.
1966Monroe
US41.889167, -83.345556Sodium cooling system malfunction
.
1964Charlestown
US Lat: 41.44N, Lon: 71.69WError by a worker at a United Nuclear Corporation fuel facility led to an accidental criticality
.
1959Santa Susana Field Laboratory
USSanta Susana Field Laboratory, CaliforniaPartial core meltdown
.
1958Chalk River
CanadaChalk River Nuclear Labs Chalk River, Ontario Canada K0J 1J0Due to inadequate cooling a damaged uranium fuel rod caught fire and was torn in two
.
1958Vinča
YugoslaviaVinča belgrade serbiaDuring a subcritical counting experiment a power buildup went undetected - six scientists received high doses
.
1957Kyshtym6RussiaMayak, RussiaSignificant release of radioactive material
to the environment from explosion of a high activity waste tank.
.
1957Windscale Pile5UKSellafield, Cumbria UKRelease of radioactive material to the environment following a fire in a reactor core
.
1952Chalk River5CanadaChalk River Nuclear Labs Chalk River, Ontario Canada K0J 1J0A reactor shutoff rod failure, combined with several operator errors, led to a major power excursion of more than double the reactor's rated output at AECL's NRX reactor


The  Radiological Accident in Yanango - Peru, has shown very graphically the documentation of a very specific overexposure radiation, download all the report from the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA Here

For more clarity on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) Please Read in HERE For understanding what is INES

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