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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Accidents happen, but when they destroy the delicate balance of nature or cause a large number of people to suffer, they become disasters. Here are some of?

Largest Nuclear Power Plants in the U.S.

In 2012, a significant power upgrade boosted Grand Gulf 1 in Mississippi to the top of the list as the largest single-unit nuclear power plant in the country and fifth largest in?


(Encyclopedia) Kincardine k?nkrd?n, k?ng?, town (1991 pop. 6,585), S Ont., Canada, on Lake Huron, W of Walkerton. It is a resort that depends largely on jobs provided by the Bruce Nuclear Power?


(Encyclopedia) Latina lt?n, city (1991 pop. 106,203), capital of Latina prov., in Latium, central Italy, near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is an industrial, commercial, and agricultural center.?


(Encyclopedia) Whitehaven hw?th?v?n, town (1991 pop. 27,512), Cumbria, NW England, at the mouth of Solway Firth. Whitehaven is a seaport and industrial town. There are chemical works, iron foundries?

Three Mile Island

(Encyclopedia) Three Mile Island, site of a nuclear power plant 10 mi (16 km) south of Harrisburg, Pa. On Mar. 28, 1979, failure of the cooling system of the No. 2 nuclear reactor led to overheating?


(Encyclopedia) Snowdon, Welsh Yr Wyddfa, highest mountain of Wales, 3,560 ft (1,085 m) high, Gwynedd, NW Wales. Its five peaks are separated by passes. There is a rack and pinion railway (opened 1896?


(Encyclopedia) Dothan d?th?n, city (1990 pop. 53,589), seat of Houston co., SE Ala., near the Fla. line, in a timber and peanut-growing area; inc. 1885. It is the industrial and farm trade center of?

Two Rivers

(Encyclopedia) Two Rivers, city (1990 pop. 13,030), Manitowoc co., E Wis., on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Twin River; inc. 1878. Two Rivers is closely associated with its twin city, Manitowoc,?


(Encyclopedia) Kashiwazaki ksh?wzk?, city (1990 pop. 88,309), Niigata prefecture, central Honshu, Japan, on the Japan Sea. A resort town known for its hot springs, Kashiwazaki produces?