$60 - 1915 million dollars in damage
Ike Sep 13th 2008 - The third most destructive hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States
Final landfall in Galveston Texas as a strong cat 2 with cat 5 equivalent storm surge winds extended 120 miles from the center.
Blamed for at least 195 deaths – 74 in Haiti and 112 in the USA 300 still missing. - Damages estimated at 24 billion (2008) US Dollars
Resulted in the largest evacuation in the state of Texas history and the largest search and rescue operation in US history
Nuclear Issues Chernobyl, An Experiment Gone Wrong
On Saturday, April 26th, 1986 at 1:23 am, one of the reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded.
Ironically, the experiment consisted in testing how the power plant would respond in the event of an accident. The operators at the plant wanted to bring down the power output of the reactor to 25%, but over-confidence, poor training and poor knowledge of how a reactor works caused them to overdo it, and they ended up bringing down the power output to 1%. When they then tried to bring it up to 25%, the reactor overheated and exploded causing the worst nuclear accident in history. Five U.S. nuclear reactors in earthquake zones
usatoday.comStatus of the Nuclear Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant
NYTimes.comHow a Reactor Shuts Down and What Happens in a Meltdown
NYTimes.comHazards of Storing Spent Fuel
NYTimes.comTimeline: Nuclear Plant Accidents
BBCNews.comWhy the Fukushima disaster is worse than Chernobyl
independent.co.ukIn graphics: Fukushima nuclear alert
bbc.co.ukFukushima victims: homeless, desperate & angry
reuters.comJapan Panel: Fukushima nuclear disaster "man-made"
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