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The 1961 SL-1 Reactor Explosion was the world's first fatal nuclear accident.
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A damaged control rod inside the SL-1 Reactor structure after the 1961 accident.

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This image shows a damaged control rod inside the SL-1 reactor structure. Note the bent and disfigured I-beams around the control rod. The force of the explosion blew the control rods out of the pressure vessel.

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