Quiz: Clean Energy with a Side of Terror: The Nuclear Disasters Quiz
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Clean Energy with a Side of Terror: The Nuclear Disasters Quiz
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

Nuclear energy promises to deliver clean power without the use of fossil fuels. It's a technology with plenty of promise, but also comes with plenty of risk when things go wrong. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the biggest blunders, failures and meltdowns in nuclear history.

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What year did the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl occur?
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What triggered the problems at Chernobyl?
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How many people died in the immediate aftermath of Chernobyl?
2
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What year did the secret disaster at Kyshtym take place?
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What was the nuclear plant at Kyshtym called?
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What U.S. state is home to Three Mile Island?
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How many people died due to the disaster at Three Mile Island?
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Where did the Windscale fire take place?
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Windscale released more radioactive material than Chernobyl into the atmosphere.
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What U.S. state is home to Yucca Flat?
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What was the name of the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima?
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How many people died that day in Hiroshima?
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How long did the U.S. wait after Hiroshima to drop a nuclear bomb on Nagasaki?
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How many people died from the nuclear onslaught at Nagasaki?
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Where did the Goiania Accident take place?
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How many people were exposed to radiation thanks to the Goania Accident?
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Where did the Palomares incident take place?
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How many nuclear bombs fell from the B-52 over Palomares?
2
3
4
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What did the U.S. government call the lost Palomares bombs?
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John Wayne was reportedly exposed to high levels of radiation on the set of this film.
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How long did the Lucens Nuclear Station produce electricity before it was shut down?
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How many plant workers died at Tokaimura in 1999?
2
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What kind of structure suffered a nuclear explosion at Chazhma Bay in 1985?
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Where did the Tomsk incident occur?
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What natural disaster triggered a nuclear nightmare at Fukushima?
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What critical piece of equipment was damaged by the 2011 tsunami?
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How many people died from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima?
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Fukushima released more radiation than Chernobyl.
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Chernobyl released more radiation than the bombing of Hiroshima.
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