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  1. JDubia
    JDubia at |

    I remember #9 it happened less than 5 miles from where we lived at the time. Here’s a web sit about it but not much else has ever been said about it: http://www.ibiblio.org/bomb/

  2. MegaMachine
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  3. brennemeister
    brennemeister at |

    About no. 7 – where exactly are those nuclear missiles?! At that time, I'd think only two countries (the USSR and USA) could've mounted any sort of "recovery" mission to retrieve them, and the USSR seems to be dumbfounded. And I can't believe that the US would recover them without a ton of people knowing and speaking about it, and a humongous recovery fleet involved…We may never know what happened to those missiles – maybe it's better than way.

  4. bob loblaw
    bob loblaw at |

    Hiroshima? Nagasaki?

    1. Ragboy_77
      Ragboy_77 at |

      This is suppose to be a list of nuclear accidents.

      1. Sasa
        Sasa at |

        *Events and Accidents. Nagasaki and Hiroshima should be on this list.

        Also, I understand Petrov, but he is one of many examples. A Soviet Submarine almost launched missiles at the US Navy had it not been for Vasili Arkhipov (on the submarine, the top 3 in command had to unanimously agree, and Arkihpov vetoed the nuking). Also, a bear tripped a sensor in North Carolina that made it seem like the USSR was attacking and the US Air Force almost launched a nuclear strike.

  5. Mason
    Mason at |

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not accidents.

    1. Phil E. Drifter
      Phil E. Drifter at |

      Right. Which is why Hiroshima and Nagasaki aren't listed as numbers, they're simply listed for comparison purposes against the damage done by accidental blasts since.

      Durpa durrrrrrrrrr

  6. Darmanos
    Darmanos at |

    The title says "Nuclear events and accidents" so i guess Hiroshima and Nagazaki should be among the top ten, am i wrong?

    1. Jacqui
      Jacqui at |

      Yes, you are. Neither were accidents despite the goofy title of this list.

  7. Luke
    Luke at |

    How about Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

  8. Bryan
    Bryan at |

    All of the entries on the list are surrounded by some sort of nuclear accident. This is why Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not included. There are many lists that document the worst nuclear disasters and this list was meant to discuss ten nuclear accidents that you might not necessarily have heard of, although in regards to nuclear accidents, Chernobyl had to be number one or there would have been an outcry. Personally, I was quite shocked when reading about all of the loose nuclear weapons around the U.S. and some of the other information contained in the article. The years between 1945 and the late 1990s will forever be known as the time of the nuclear weapons race to test.

  9. Matt
    Matt at |

    No "chain reaction of nuclear explosions occurred that severely damaged the reactor building" occurred. The Chernobyl explosion was caused by a tremendous amount of pressure built up in the core from steam. The steam could not escape and the water pumps to quench the reaction malfunctioned, causing the reactor to explode.

    1. Bryan
      Bryan at |

      You are right it is a bit deceiving to say that there was a chain reaction of nuclear explosions, but according to my research there were two simultaneous explosions. One caused by the steam and the other one destroyed the reactor and caused the nuclear fire. The whole accident and the events leading up to it are quite confusing.

      Wikipedia Quote:
      “It was not possible to reconstruct the precise sequence of the processes that led to the destruction of the reactor and the power unit building. There is a general understanding that it was steam from the wrecked channels entering the reactor inner structure that caused the destruction of the reactor casing, tearing off and lifting by force the 2,000 ton upper plate (to which the entire reactor assembly is fastened). Apparently this was the first explosion that many heard. This was a steam explosion like the explosion of a steam boiler from the excess pressure of vapor. This ruptured further fuel channels, as a result the remaining coolant flashed to steam and escaped the reactor core. The total water loss combined with a high positive void coefficient to increase the reactor power. A second, more powerful explosion occurred about two or three seconds after the first; evidence indicates that the second explosion resulted from a nuclear excursion.”

      “The nuclear excursion dispersed the core and effectively terminated that phase of the event. However, the graphite fire continued, greatly contributing to the spread of radioactive material and the contamination of outlying areas.”

  10. Sandra Rosa Madalena
    Sandra Rosa Madalena at |

    In Brazil, we had a disaster with caesium 137 in the 1980's. Look up Goiania Accident in wikipedia.

  11. Regulator
    Regulator at |

    The Kyshtym disaster should be includedwas as it measured as a Level 6 disaster on the International Nuclear Event Scale, making it the second most serious nuclear accident ever recorded (after the Chernobyl disaster).

  12. okechukwu eze
    okechukwu eze at |

    So this is how mans idea to destroy the world started? Thats very unfortunate. The world really has to do something to stop the proliferation or else!!!

  13. oak
    oak at |

    we are children with adult toys…i like to think that someday we will grow up and use these tools properly

  14. Cody Sprague
    Cody Sprague at |

    OK now the Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not on the list because they were not accidents. The Japanese Empire would not surrender so we intentionally. We knew that WWII would not end for a long time because we knew that the Japanese Empire would never surrender under normal terms. We had to do something in order to end World War II so we developed the atomic bomb. We sent a B-29 with a atomic bomb and we dropped it on Hiroshima. BOOM thousands of people killed in an instant. So the emperor is like well we are the Japanese Empire and the Japanese Empire will not surrender to the Americans. So we dropped a second bomb this time on Nagasaki. This time the Emperor is like “OK these Americans mean business they are going to blow up our entire country and annihilate our entire proud race maybe we should surrender.” So they did and it brought the end to WWII. All in all the Japanese deserved it they attacked us first and we had to final strike. Also this action put us down as a global superpower. Now look at us today we are the most powerful nation on the face of the Earth. We intentionally blew the crap out of Japan therefore it is not an accident and does not belong on this list.

    1. Charles
      Charles at |

      All What I can say about your comments is that you KNOW NOTHING about humanitarianism!!!!
      This is not a convencing reason
      YOU (Americans, no this this wrong!!!… American goverment….American Extremers…..) dont have the right to defend the mistake that you have comitted
      We are in 20th century!!! Human being has become mature enough!!! still you are talking in this manner

      1. Cody Sprague
        Cody Sprague at |

        Firstly, we are in the 21st century. Secondly, ask the people that were involved in the bombing if they would do it again. They would most definitly say YES. How do I know? Because they have been asked that question before and have answered yes. The Japanese were a ruthless race back then. Anyone who was there will say that. They are however, a different people today. They are nice, kind, and smart. Mostly due to us winning the war they have reformed over the years. They are our ally and always will be. We were few with options. We could have invaded Japan and THAT would have had more casualties than the atomic bomb caused. So in reality the Atomic Bomb SAVED lives. Do Japanese forgive us for it? hell no if i was there i probably wouldn’t fogive us either. But, I am just saying that the bombings were not an accident, it took building, planning, and executing. That is all I am saying. I am not an American extremist. I only believe that what our country did was necesary and proper to put an end to a very long war.

  15. liaqat
    liaqat at |

    its time to update this post and put Japan Tsunami & Earthquake at number one!
    nothing has been more disastrous then that

  16. David Howard
    David Howard at |

    Google “9/11 Nukes – 9/11 Cancers”

  17. aime
    aime at |

    CAn anybody tell me the level of castle bravo nuclear accident??is this level 6 or level 7?????

  18. melissa pond
    melissa pond at |

    how long was Chernobyl active before the disaster?


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