||B29 carrying nuclear weapons crashes in US. Gunpowder explodes. 19 die.
||Nuclear waste site explodes in the Ural area of the Soviet Union. Widespread radioactive contamination.
||Fire at plutonium breeder reactor in Great Britain. Widespread environmental pollution.
||US B47 accidentally drops nuclear bomb. Never recovered.
||B52 catches fire over North Carolina, USA, and accidentally drops two hydrogen bombs.
||The US nuclear submarine Thresher sinks in Boston Harbor. 129 die.
||Titan missile catches fire in the United States. 53 die.
||A4E carrying nuclear weapons falls off US aircraft carrier near Okinawa and sinks.
||US B52 carrying hydrogen bomb crashes while flying over Spain. Radioactive contamination.
||US B52 carrying hydrogen bomb crashes while flying over Greenland. Radioactive contamination.
||The Soviet submarine Scorpion sinks offshore of Azares Islands. 99 die.
||Accident at atomic bomb plant in China. Temporarily closed due to radioactive contamination.
||Explosion at Nuclear Submarine Factory in West Gorky, USSR. Several die. Radioactive contamination.
||Large volume of radiation leaked at Hanford Nuclear Weapons Plant in the US.
||Underground nuclear explosion at Soviet navy base on the Baltic Sea. Deaths estimated at over 40.
||Fire at Oak Ridge Nuclear Weapons Factory in the US. Over 200 evacuated.
||Soviet nuclear-powered satellite crashes into lake in northwest Canada. Radioactive contamination.
||Accident at Three-Mile Island Nuclear Plant in Pennsylvania, USA.
||Accidental explosion at French nuclear test site in Atoll de Mururoa.
Estimates put deaths at two, seriously injured at six.
||A Soviet E1 nuclear submarine K-66 catches fire and burns near Okinawa. 9 crewmembers died.
||ccident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (presently Republic of Ukraine). 31 deaths. "Ashes of death" spread over Europe and global-scale radiation contamination results.
||A Soviet nuclear submarine mistakenly launched a missile that landed in Chinese territory near the China-Soviet border.
||Partial explosion of the Soviet nuclear submarine K-219 in the western Atlantic Ocean. Submarine sinks. 4 crew die, 116 rescued by a US submarine.
||In 28 years, 30 major accidents at the Savannah River Nuclear Power Plant (USA).
||Soviet nuclear submarine burns and sinks offshore of Norway. 42 die.
||High levels of radioactive contamination reported at Soviet nuclear test site in Semipalatinsk.
||Explosive accident at the plutonium reprocessing plant in the Tomsk Nuclear Facility in Russia.
||Sodium leak from the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor of Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation in Fukui Prefecture.
||Confirmation of radiation leakage from the Mururoa Attoll in the South Pacific where France has conducted its nuclear tests.
||Japan's first criticality accident occurs at a uranium processing plant in Tokai-mura, Ibaraki Prefecture; two exposed employees die by April 2000.
||The Russian nuclear submarine Kursk of the Northern Fleet sinks in the Barents Sea; 118 die.
||A nuclear power facility in mid-Iraq was looted and barrels that stored uranium known as "yellow cake" were taken from the site. There is a high possibility that local residents near the facility have been exposed to radiation.
||In addition, numerous reports from around the world reveal environmental contamination from nuclear facilities