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Transcript of Chernobly
of Chernobyl Changing Factors
Factors which brought about change to Chernobyl revolve around the outcry from the rest of the world. The Russians were happy to cover the whole mess up but the world wanted answers. They felt that the victims of the disaster were being unfairly treated. There voices deserved to be herd. Russians couldn't speak out about the event as the government was known to make people who talk disappear very quickly. They relied on the rest of the world to do something about it. The disaster though lead to further advancements in the field of nuclear radiation as people wanted to be ready in case another event like this happened. Before the Disaster
49.400 before the disaster. The average age was about 26 years old. Total living space was 658,700 m2: 13,414 apartments in 160 apartment blocks, 18 halls of residence accommodation up to 7,621 single males or females, and 8 halls of residence for married or defector couples
15 primary schools for about 5,000 children, 5 secondary schools, 1 professional school.
1 hospital that could accommodate up to 410 patients, and 3 clinics
25 stores and malls, 27 cafes, cafeterias and restaurants could serve up to 5,535 customers simultaneously. 10 warehouses could hold 4,430 tons of goods
3 facilities: a culture palace, a cinema and a school of arts, with 8 different societies
10 gyms, 3 indoor swimming-pools, 10 shooting galleries, 2 stadiums
1 park, 35 playgrounds, 18,136 trees, 249,247 shrubs, 33,000 rose plants
4 factories with total annual turnover of 477,000,000 rubles. 1 nuclear power plant.
yanov railway station, 167 urban buses, plus the nuclear power plant car park of about 400 units
2,926 local phones managed by the Pripyat Phone Company, plus 1,950 phones owned by Chernobyl power station's administration, Jupiter plant and Department of Architecture and Urban Development after the disaster
those who had lived in the immediate area were forced out of their homes and into safety tents to check for radiation levels. Children and Parents were torn away from one another as those who were infected were separated from others. All those who lived in Pripyat were moved outside of town until radiation levels stopped. A typical day for residence involved going through military checkpoints for radiation levels on there way to work. All food had to be shipped in as the land was infertile.
Alot of individuals found it hard to actually found work as they were left in some way maimed from the disaster. They were seen as outcasts from society, work was also miles away from the reactor which is where most individuals worked to begin with. You either worked in the reactor or relied on its workers to buy your goods. After the disaster neither one of this criteria was met
The health was pretty self explanatory as radiation affected everyone in some manner. Those closest experienced the worst of it but even those who were further away still had radiation poisoning. Cancer, tumor, physical deformities were all occurring following the disaster.
In Pripyat you were very free to decide on what you believed in. The people had no real strong religion that dominated the town at the time.
at the time, Russia was still very secure in terms of its military. It kept its people under a communist ruling with the government still controlling a lot of the state. After the disaster the military were quick to try and cover up the incident but failed solely due to the ash cloud floating away from Chernobyl Video about the Workers The accident destroyed the Chernobyl 4 reactor, killing 30 operators and firemen within three months and several further deaths later. One person was killed immediately and a second died in hospital soon after as a result of injuries received. Another person is reported to have died at the time from a coronary thrombosisc. Acute radiation syndrome (ARS) was originally diagnosed in 237 people on-site and involved with the clean-up and it was later confirmed in 134 cases. Of these, 28 people died as a result of ARS within a few weeks of the accident. Nineteen more subsequently died between 1987 and 2004 but their deaths cannot necessarily be attributed to radiation exposured. Nobody off-site suffered from acute radiation effects although a large proportion of childhood thyroid cancers diagnosed since the accident is likely to be due to intake of radioactive iodine falloutd. Furthermore, large areas of Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and beyond were contaminated in varying degrees. See also sections below and Chernobyl Accident Appendix 2: Health Impacts.
The Chernobyl disaster was a unique event and the only accident in the history of commercial nuclear power where radiation-related fatalities occurrede. However, the design of the reactor is unique and the accident is thus of little relevance to the rest of the nuclear industry outside the then Eastern Bloc. THERE YOU ARE YOU FAT SHIT! like it so far? The end.... Representation in the Community Journalism: UssR tried cover up.
USA often reported unverified facts.
Art: The Children of Chernobyl,
Street art(The Simpsons)
Film: Chernobyl Dairies Some 150,000 square kilometres in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine are contaminated and stretch northward of the plant site as far as 500 kilometres. An area spanning 30 kilometres around the plant is considered the “exclusion zone” and is essentially uninhabited. Radioactive fallout scattered over much of the northern hemisphere via wind and storm patterns, but the amounts dispersed were in many instances insignificant. Scandinavian countries and other parts of the world were affected by the radioactive releases from Chernobyl. Caesium and other radioactive isotopes were blown by wind northward into Sweden and Finland and over other parts of the northern hemisphere to some extent. During the first three weeks after the accident, the level of radiation in the atmosphere in several places around the globe was above normal; but these levels quickly receded. No studies have been able to point to a direct link between Chernobyl and increased cancer risks or other health problems outside the immediately affected republics of Ukraine, Belarus and the Russian Federation. Mutations did occur in plants and animals after the plant explosion. Leaves changed shape and some animals were born with physical deformities. Despite the increased radiation levels, rare species are now returning in large numbers to the area. These animals include beavers, moose, wolves and wild boar, plus species of birds. One may certainly visit the Chernobyl area, including even the exclusion zone, which is a 30 kilometre radius surrounding the plant, all of whose reactors are now closed. Although some of the radioactive isotopes released into the atmosphere still linger (such as Strontium-90 and Caesium-137), they are at tolerable exposure levels for limited periods of time. Some residents of the exclusion zone have returned to their homes at their own free will, and they live in areas with higher than normal environmental radiation levels. However, these levels are not fatal. Exposure to low but unusual levels of radiation over a period of time is less dangerous than exposure to a huge amount at once, and studies have been unable to link any direct increase in cancer risks to chronic low-level exposure. Lessons learned from the accident were a significant driving force behind a decade of IAEA assistance to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Much of this work focused on identifying the weaknesses in and improving the design safety of VVR and RBMK reactors. Upgrading was performed on all RBMK units to eliminate the design deficiencies which contributed to the Chernobyl accident, to improve shutdown mechanisms and heighten general safety awareness among staff. Just as important as the design safety work has been the focus on operational safety and on systems of regulatory oversight.