A Review of Criticality Accidents (3.7 MB pdf)
Do you like reading comp.risks
, or CVR transcripts
from famous plane crashes? Then you may enjoy this technical analysis of 60 accidents where improper handling of fissile materials led to unexpected critical mass. [more inside]
The SL-1 Reactor,
part of the short-lived Army nuclear power program,
became America's only fatal nuclear accident when it exploded in its warehouse, killing three technicians.