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The Gasmasks - 31 Years of Chernobyl
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The Gasmasks - 31 Years of Chernobyl

Chernobyl - 31 years after and still glowing


The Chernobyl disaster, also referred to as the Chernobyl accident, was a catastrophic nuclear accident. It occurred on 26 April 1986 in the No.4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR).

During a late night safety test which simulated power-failure and in which safety systems were deliberately turned off, a combination of inherent reactor design flaws, together with the reactor operators arranging the core in a manner contrary to the checklist for the test, eventually resulted in uncontrolled reaction conditions that flashed water into steam generating a destructive steam explosion and a subsequent open-air graphite fire.[note 1] This fire produced considerable updrafts for about 9 days, that lofted plumes of fission products into the atmosphere, with the estimated radioactive inventory that was released during this very hot fire phase, approximately equal in magnitude to the airborne fission products released in the initial destructive explosion.[1] Practically all of this radioactive material would then go on to fall-out/precipitate onto much of the surface of the western USSR and Europe.

BBC Documentary

Aus der Serie: Chernobyl - 31 years and still glowing

Rubrik: Still
Schlagwörter: Artclassics | Chernobyl | Pripyat | Desaster
Aus der Serie: Chernobyl - 31 years and still glowing
Aufrufe: 2016
Größe: 1500×1000 | Blende: f/4,0 | Brennweite: 26 mm | Belichtungszeit: 1/100 s | ISO: 3200 | Kamera: NIKON D500 | Zeitpunkt: 31.03.2017

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