The first they found was in Canada 1952 at Chalk River which melted some fuel rods but no radiation was released. A serious accident in England in 1957 at Windscale released large amounts of radioactive material and is believed to have compromised the health of thousands in and around Liverpool. Windscale has since been renamed Sellafield.
You know the saying, “S#&*t Happens”. It doesn’t matter how safely the engineers think they have designed the plants, the wild card is human error.
(Originally written in 2012 this report remains current)
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