This is a listing of nuclear tests resulting in acute casualties, including injuries not caused by ionizing radiation. It is a subset of the Database of Radiological Incidents and Related Events, plus four events involving only blast and flash injuries, indicated by (*). Links in the table are to more detailed incident summaries.
Notes on table:
|date||location/link to entry||type of accident/event||code||highest dose (rem)||deaths||injuries||public||source||release|
|01 Mar 1954||Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean||fallout from atmospheric nuclear test||NT||300||1||93+||x||* NW|
|14 Sep 1954||Totsk range, Russia, USSR||nuclear test||NT||?||0||?||* NW|
|22 Nov 1955||* Semipalatinsk test site, Kazakhstan, USSR||blast effects from nuclear test||NT||low||0 (2)||0 (47)||x||no rad. inj.|
|30 Oct 1961||* Novaya Zemlya, Russia, USSR||thermal flash effects from nuclear test||NT||low||0||0 (1)||no rad. inj.|
|26 Oct 1962||* Pacific Ocean near Johnston Island||thermal flash effects from nuclear test||NT||low||0||0 (2)||no rad. inj.|
|14 Oct 1969||Novaya Zemlya, Russia, USSR||venting from underground nuclear test||NT||80||0||?||* NW|
|31 May 1974||Semipalatinsk test site, Kazakhstan, USSR||venting from underground nuclear test||NT||150||0||100||x?||* NW|
|15 Feb 1984||* Nevada Test Site, Nevada, USA||pit collapse from underground nuclear test||NT||low||0 (1)||0 (14)||no rad. inj.|
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Last modified 29 January 2009.
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