How do disasters happen? What damage do they do to people, communities, and the environment? This book looks at some of the worst nuclear accidents in history. It describes how the emergency services responded, and asks what lessons can be learned in order to prevent such tragedies happening in the future. the nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan, caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami the American aircraft carrying four atom bombs that crashed over the Spanish coast the nuclear accident at Chernobyl that sent a radioactive cloud as far as Britain Book jacket.