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The 1961 SL-1 Reactor Explosion was the world's first fatal nuclear accident.
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The SL-1 Reactor Accident

Damaged control rod laying on the damaged SL-1 pressure vessel.

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This photograph shows a control rod ejected from the core laying across the SL-1 reactor pressure vessel. This control rod ricocheted off the structure above before falling to this position.

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