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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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Nuclear accident of 1957 by jodi williams

Nuclear Accident of 1957

By: Jodi Williams

Kyshtym Nuclear Complex


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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