Fukushima  |  Chernobyl  |  Three Mile Island  |  Nuclear Containment Issues

The dictionary defines a meltdown as an accident in which the core of a nuclear reactor melts and releases radiation. Of course it's more complex than that, and the consequences of a nuclear meltdown continue without an end. In this section, we focus on the three most disastrous meltdowns, as well as nuclear containment issues in general in order to illustrate the inherent risks that come with nuclear energy.