In the many years I have worried about what disaster could befall Vermont Yankee, I never imagined this one:
“…the area where the meteor exploded was 100 kilometers (60 miles) from
the Mayak nuclear storage and disposal facility, which holds dozens of
tons of weapons-grade plutonium. He said the Russian government has
underestimated potential risks of the region.
A chemical weapons disposal facility at Shchuchye in the Chelyabinsk region
contains some 6,000 tons (5,460 metric tons) of nerve agent including
sarin and VX, accounting for about 14 percent of the chemical weapons
that Russia is committed to destroy.”
Mayak is the site of the third worst nuclear disaster in nuclear’s (brief – 75 year) history. Of course the Russian government says everything is okay.