03-31-2004, 03:24 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2003
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SL1 Deadly US reactor explosion
"One common link in the training of most nukes is the viewing of a grainy, black and white documentary on the aftermath of an accident at a reactor known as SL-1. The accident occured on January 3, 1961 at the Atomic Energy Commission'* National Reactor Testing Station near Idaho Falls Idaho.
Three people died in the accident, making this the only fatal accident caused by a nuclear fission reactor outside of the former Soviet Union. Though the victims received large doses of radiation, they were killed by other injuries before the radiation had a chance to kill them"
"SL-1'* mission was to provide power to radar stations along the northern perimeter of North America; a series of such stations was known as the DEW (Defense Early Warning) Line"
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