Nuclear Accidents

Nuclear accidents have happened and can happen at any nuclear site. Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima are all prime examples of accidental nuclear mishaps. Even the most redundant of safety precautions can be compromised, and in the worst cases cause a nuclear meltdown. It is important to know your proximity to nuclear power plants and prevalent winds for your area as well, since nuclear fallout can easily travel hundreds of miles through the atmosphere.

 

 

Nuclear reactors in 2008

 

Image:  Licensed plants in the US in 2008. The regions shown are the jurisdictions of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Nuclear plants are not the only possibility of nuclear accident with Department of Defense nuclear assets unaccounted for in this map.

 

SG

I am an engineer by day, but a prepper 24/7. I am an Air Force veteran that developed emergency and disaster plans as an emergency manager and responded to many attacks and accidents as a HAZMAT technician. I have been exposed to deadly chemical agents, responded to biological incidents, and dealt with natural disasters around the globe. I developed TruePrepper to share a prepping resource grounded in risk analysis.

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