While I may be experiencing some quick meltdowns as graduation rapidly approaches….that’s not the meltdown I’m talking about today. I suppose it wasn’t quick either. The meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in 1986 is still affecting life in Russia today. A surge of power caused the number 4 reactor at the nuclear facility to…
For my final stop I decided to go to to a site that shaped the later part of the twentieth century and still has an impact now. I decided to head to Chernobyl, a nuclear reactor site that exploded during the Soviet regime. Background: On April 26. 1986, reactor number four at the nuclear site […]
The devastating effects of atomic bombs became shockingly apparent after the United States dropped these new age weapons on Imperial Japan. But, along with atomic weapons came peaceful, cooperative uses for nuclear technology. One leading country in the innovative technology was the Soviet Union. The Soviets used nuclear reactors to create electricity and efficiently power … Continue reading The Elephant(s foot) In The Room
Chernobyl is the worlds largest nuclear accident. It occurred on April 26, 1986. It started when the plants #4 reactor exploded violently. Many people were killed because of the harmful radiation that was emitted, and large swaths of land around the town were deemed unsafe to live in. However, there were other consequences, both good … Continue reading Chernobyl: Disaster at the worst of Times
On April 26, 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station occurred due to a surge of power in their no. 4 reactor. The explosion caused radioactive dust to travel through the air, killing 38 people immediately and an estimated 100,000 later. Wind carried the radioactive dust throughout the air, stretching across the Soviet … Continue reading Explosion? What explosion?