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Transcript of Chernobyl
-Considered the worst nuclear accident in history.
-Lots of farmers & Radiation in the grass The Background April 26th 1986 -Huge power surge hit the Chernobyl plant. -Fire & Radiation into the atmosphere People killed Mathew King was a reactor operator -30 Operators and Firemen
-1 person died immediately
-1 person died in a hospital right after affects kicked in
-28 out of 237 people died during clean-up Statues of Soviet Union soldiers Why this event happened -Chernobyl was a RBMK-1000 Soviet Power source
-Chernobyl was graphite moderated and used water only for cooling
-Positive Temperature Coefficient, hotter it gets, more energy produced
-Positive Coefficient, Chernobyl had huge power surge This picture shows how Chernobyl spread. This event took place in Chernobyl This event happened on April 26th 1986 at 1:23 am Sources http://nuclearfissionary.com/2010/03/03/what-happened-at-chernobyl/ http://thyroid.about.com/od/radiationnuclearexposure/a/Chernobyl-History-Nuclear-Disaster.htm http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/chernobyl/inf07.html The area of Chernobyl has been cleaned up, but is still slightly radiated from after the explosion Chernobyl Now Lessons learned Power Plants now automatically shut down when overheating. What happened to area around Chernobyl plant Newspaper Article This video is awkward and you might wanna, like go in the hall or look away or something :\ -Some affects of the Chernobyl incident Video Aftermath -Due to radiation -Can kick in, or be born with defects