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Nuclear Accident of 1957 By: Jodi Williams. Kyshtym Nuclear Complex. When. September 29 th 1957. What Happened. Explosion was caused by a failure in the tanks cooling system. Chemicals involved where dry nitrate, and acetate salts in a tank of highly active waste. Evacuation.

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When
  • September 29th 1957
what happened
What Happened
  • Explosion was caused by a failure in the tanks cooling system.
  • Chemicals involved where dry nitrate, and acetate salts in a tank of highly active waste.
evacuation
Evacuation
  • Mass evacuation was required do to contamination from Strontium-90
  • Strontium-90 has a half-life of 10-20 years.
ines rating 6
INES rating 6
  • Kyshtym nuclear accident is second in line for most disastrous nuclear incident in history
  • Second only to Chernobyl
effects
Effects
  • Forced to evacuate 10,000 people in the effected area due to reports of people’s skin falling off.
  • Estimated to have caused 200 deaths due to cancer.
youtube
YOUTUBE
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQmVSm70050&feature=player_embedded
resources
resources
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQmVSm70050&feature=player_embedded
  • http://news.discovery.com/tech/top-five-nuclear-disasters.html
  • http://www.kose.ee/nucbasic/nucpedia/uk/accident_kysh.htm
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