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The Big Five banks dubbed too big to fail, are 35 percent bigger than they were when the meltdown was triggered.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Last year, it began to recover a bit for the first time since the meltdown—it was logged at $52,100 in June 2013.
Then in 2008, the year of the meltdown, it dropped to $53,644.
The deficit is down to 2.8 percent of GDP, from a high of 10.1 percent in the wake of the meltdown.
After the most recent Avicii meltdown, an avid finger-pointing game has gone wild on the Web.
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The most serious accident that can occur at a nuclear reactor. In a meltdown, the radioactive material in the reactor becomes very hot, melting some or all of the fuel in the reactor. A meltdown may or may not be followed by the release of radioactive material to the environment. A partial meltdown, with very little external radiation, occurred at Three Mile Island (see also Three Mile Island) in 1979; a complete meltdown happened at Chernobyl in 1986.