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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

Lead casket containing the radioative remains of a reactor operator.

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This image shows the lead casket containing the body of one of the three operators killed in the SL-1 reactor explosion near Idaho Falls, Idaho. The device on top of the casket is a radiation survey meter, most likely a military radiac used for monitoring gamma radiation.

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