Safety and Loss Prevention
Power Generation (Nuclear)
The incident summaries provide a brief description of the event and highlight key points (including basic causes, critical factors, root causes and lessons learned) in addition to signposting interested readers to the detailed investigation report and selected other pertinent reference materials.
Three Mile Island - 28 March 1979
Incident: Nuclear reactor partial meltdown. Location: USA. Keywords: alarm, communication, core, design, human, instrumentation, melt, mile, PRV, PSV, PWR, training. Author: Peter Marsh.
Chernobyl - 26 April 1986
Incident: Nuclear reactor temperature runaway. Location: Ukraine. Keywords: Chernobyl, containment, core, criticality, explosion, graphite, procedures, radiation, RBMK, reactor, void. Author: Peter Marsh.
Fukushima Daiichi - 11 March 2011
Incident: Multiple nuclear reactor partial meltdowns. Location: Japan. Keywords: BWR, design, earthquake, explosion, Fukushima, hydrogen, LOCA, power, regulator, tsunami. Author: Peter Marsh.