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Nuclear watchdog reveals harmful safety incidents. Störfälle in deutschen AKW: 4000-mal Alarm - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft. Hamburg - In Japan explodieren zwei Kernkraftwerke, und in Deutschland wird die Kritik an der Atomtechnologie wieder laut.

Störfälle in deutschen AKW: 4000-mal Alarm - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft

Sind die hiesigen Meiler überhaupt sicher? Diese Frage stellen sich Bevölkerung, Umweltschützer und Politiker. Der wohl schwerste Vorfall in Deutschland ist rund zehn Jahre her. Im Dezember 2001 meldete das Atomkraftwerk Brunsbüttel in Schleswig-Holstein eine Wasserstoffexplosion. Drei Meter Rohrleitung wurden zerfetzt - direkt am Herzen des Reaktors. Bisher bestand die schwarz-gelbe Regierung stets darauf, dass die deutschen Meiler sicher seien. In Deutschland müssen alle Störfälle dem Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz in Salzgitter gemeldet werden. Größere Unfälle in den Kraftwerken Deutschlands blieben bisher aus.

Probleme gab es dennoch. Biblis A, seit 1975 in Betrieb Neckarwestheim 1, seit 1976 in Betrieb Brunsbüttel, seit 1977 in Betrieb Biblis B, seit 1977 in Betrieb Unterweser, seit 1979 in Betrieb 1986 werden radioaktive Stoffe innerhalb der Anlage freigesetzt. Nuclear power plant accidents: listed, visualised and ranked since 1952. Nuclear power plant accidents: Number three reactor of the Fukushima nuclear plant is seen burning after a blast following an earthquake and tsunami Photograph: Ho/DigitalGlobe How often do nuclear power plants go wrong?

Nuclear power plant accidents: listed, visualised and ranked since 1952

How many accidents and incidents are there? The explosions and nuclear fuel rods melting at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, following the Sendai earthquake and tsunami last week, have caused fears of what will happen next. Today Japan's nuclear safety agency has raised the nuclear alert level for Japan from four to five - making it two levels lower than the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. So far, the Japanese authorities have maintained that there is "no cause to fear a major nuclear accident". We have identified 33 serious incidents and accidents at nuclear power stations since the first recorded one in 1952 at Chalk River in Ontario, Canada. Using Google Fusion tables, we've put these on a map, so you can see how they're spread around the globe: Data summary More data. Coding for Journalists 101 : A four-part series. Photo by Nico Cavallotto on Flickr Update, January 2012: Everything…yes, everything, is superseded by my free online book, The Bastards Book of Ruby, which is a much more complete walkthrough of basic programming principles with far more practical and up-to-date examples and projects than what you’ll find here.

Coding for Journalists 101 : A four-part series

I’m only keeping this old walkthrough up as a historical reference. I’m sure the code is so ugly that I’m not going to even try re-reading it. So check it out: The Bastards Book of Ruby -Dan Update, Dec. 30, 2010: I published a series of data collection and cleaning guides for ProPublica, to describe what I did for our Dollars for Docs project. So a little while ago, I set out to write some tutorials that would guide the non-coding-but-computer-savvy journalist through enough programming fundamentals so that he/she could write a web scraper to collect data from public websites. DISCLAIMER: The code, data files, and results are meant for reference and example only.