The locationEdit

An experimental civil reactor near the then large and still mostly industrial town of Detroit, Michigan, on the border with Canada.

The 1966 incidentEdit

The core of an experimental reactor near Detroit, Michigan, had partially melted down when a sodium cooling system failed on October 5th, 1966. The core of an experimental reactor melted partially when a zirconium plate at the bottom of a reactor vessel came loose during a test, cause it malfunction, after which a sodium cooling system failed and so 2 fuel sub-assemblies to begin to meltdown. When the plant's radiation monitors sounded, the operators shut down the reactor manually.

It dose not officially have a INES rateing, but probably was a Level 4 INES Scale event.

Also seeEdit

  1. Atomic accidents and disasters
  2. Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant accidents
  3. Corporate malfeasance at the Peach Bottom Nuclear Generating Station
  4. UK OTL atomic reactors in 1962
  5. Geiger-Muller counter



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