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Nuclear and Radiation Accidents Throughout History Part 2

While radiation may not affect your day to day life, radiation and nuclear accidents have happened, so it’s important to be prepared.

At SOEKS, we specialize in helping people, just like you, protect themselves from radiation. We offer radiation detectors, radiation pills and so much more. However, many people don’t give radiation a second thought because they believe that it couldn’t possibly affect them. Time and time again people have assumed that same thing throughout history, but unfortunately, nuclear and radiation accidents have happened. Check out our last blog to learn about a couple of the most notable nuclear and radiation accidents, and keep reading to learn more:

#3. Idaho Falls, Idaho 1961

On January 3, 1961 a central control rod at Idaho National Laboratory was lifted just 16 inches too high, resulting in the world’s first fatal atomic accident. This led to an explosion and the death of all workers that were on duty at the time of the accident, as well as 22 million dollars in damage.

#4. Mihama NPP 2004

On August 9, 2004, there was an accident in the housing turbines for Mihama 3 reactor that lead to steam and hot water leaking out of a broken pipe. Five workers were killed and six more were injured. Prior to the disaster in Fukushima, this was considered the worst nuclear accident in Japan.

Radiation may not seem like something you need to be worried about, but it pays to protect yourself, and SOEKS can help. Shop our radiation detectors and potassium iodide tablets online today!

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