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one [INES level 6] incident to date:
  • Kyshtym disaster at Mayak, Soviet Union, 29 September 1957. A failed cooling system at a military nuclear waste reprocessing facility caused a steam explosion that released 70-80 tons of highly radioactive material into the environment. Impact on local population is not fully known. This is the only accident to go over 5 on scale besides Chernobyl.
and a number of INES level 5 incidents


So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 12:46:22 PM EST
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Well, I did have three of these listed. Quibble, quibble.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 12:53:09 PM EST
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And two more were military accidents, two more (Chalk River, Lucens) were research reactors, one more a radioactive material in wrong hands incident. Only the ones you name were commercial reactors in need of such insurance you wrote about.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Mar 30th, 2011 at 01:05:14 PM EST
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