Nuclear power plant accidents
listed and ranked since 1952
1945-1998 by Isao Hashimoto
“2053″ - This is the number of nuclear explosions conducted in various parts of the globe.
This piece of work is a bird’s eye view of the history by scaling down a month length of time into one second.
Operation IVY (1952) - 1 hour originally Secret version
“The island of Elugelab is missing!” President Eisenhower heard this short report on the Mike shot in Operation IVY from Gordon Dean, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
Nuclear Blasts Show Terrifying Power
House No. 1, located 3,500 feet from ground zero, was completely destroyed on the first day of testing. The elapsed time from the first picture to the last was 2⅔ seconds. The camera was completely enclosed in a 2-inch lead sheath as a protection against radiation. The only source of light was that from the detonation. Frame No. 1 (upper left) shows the house lighted by the blast. Frame No. 2 (upper right) shows the house on fire.