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Chernobyl Disaster

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Chernobyl Disaster


The Chernobyl Disaster is still considered one of the seven largest disasters ever in the world. It all started in Ukraine in April 26 1986 was a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded and caused a disaster for the people working there and the people surrounding the city. Effects of that disaster are still upon the Ukrainians till our day. Ukraine in that day was under direct jurisdiction of central authorities in Moscow. The disaster occurred for many reasons that are going to be discussed in the report.
The disaster occurred for many reasons mainly because of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained employee and because of the flawed reactor; it caused steam to flow from the reactor which caused an explosion due to the pressure which released at least 5% of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere and the surroundings. The Consequences were directed to the Cold War isolation and the resulting lack of safety culture. Sadly because of the lack of the safety measures that was occurring those days because of the fascist regime of Russia amongst the soviet union countries, no safety measures were provided to the civilians living around the plant and most of them died and all of them ran away and left the place abandoned and filled radioactive materials.
The experimental procedure was intended to run at a power level of 700MW and 800MW, the steam –turbine generator was to be run up to full speed to excess all the heat outside to the intercoolers and then to be immediately shut down.
The explosion began as soon as the experiment commenced where four main circulating pumps were active and the steam-turbine was shut off and the turbine generator had a run down and the diesel generator began. The momentum and pressure of the turbine generator decreased, the water flow to the main circulating pumps decreased because they have a proportional value, leading to exponentially increasing formation of steam...

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