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    Chernobyl

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    It is unbelievable how many people can be killed by a small decision made by a government. In two articles, Chernobyl: before, during, and after by Cindy Rush, and Chernobyl Remains a Dead Zone by Lawrence Gable focuses on what happened in Chernobyl. On April 26, 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blew up. Leaving the surrounding area in ashes and spreading nuclear radiation across Europe, causing several deaths and chronic diseases. With the government’s ignorance, deaths of the people who…

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    world. It is the driving force behind everyday lives. Along with the benefits, many drawbacks are also present. Nuclear power reminds many of disasters such as Chernobyl or the Japanese nuclear disaster at Fukushima. These disasters, although devastating, can be learned from. Nuclear technology is nowhere near perfect. Disasters like Fukushima and Chernobyl help demonstrate the good and bad of nuclear technology.…

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    Safety In Chernobyl

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    On April 25, 1986, scientists working at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, a city located in the Ukraine on the border it shared with Belarus and Russia (the Soviet Union at the time), were preparing for a test. This test was meant to see how long turbines would last to supply power to the main pumps if there were ever a major loss of electricity. This exact experiment had been done a year prior to the incident, but the power from the turbine ran out too quickly, so new designs for the…

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    Nuclear Bombs

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    Today there are still many nuclear reactors like Chernobyl, and at least I think they should be closed. As I can live peacefully when one of these reactors can explode in a few moments. It 's all a matter of trust. In the following paragraphs I will explain. First reason, who can trust a human being? Everyone…

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    these factors were disregarded in the design, construction and operation of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The engineers who designed the RMBK-1000 were more concerned with cost and the production of more energy and they neglected safety. They violated Ontario’s code of ethics of a professional engineer and in doings so endangered many lives. Chernobyl is seen as one of the…

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    began to fully emerge into modern society as of the 1950’s with the first power plant being built in Pennsylvania in 1954 (Lehr). Also during this time the USSR in Russia and eastern Europe began using nuclear power. Soon after followed a major disaster. In Ukraine on April 26, 1986 the reactor at…

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    Chernobyl Explosion 1986

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    Chernobyl Explosion 1986 On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that was in Ukraine, which at that time was a part of the former Soviet Union, exploded causing fires and it released 5% of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere (Institute, 2015). This accident caused the largest uncontrolled radioactive release into the environment that was ever recorded and large amounts of radioactive materials were released into the atmosphere for about ten days (Association, 2016). The…

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    which led to the Fukushima disaster, and how no one received lethal doses of radiation from this. This premise…

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    seven decades. Although there was environmental participation by conservationist and preservationist activists prior to World War II, there was a proliferation of widespread activism during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s after a series of environmental disasters ignited concern, including increased habitat destruction, the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, and the exposure of dangerous pesticides by Rachel…

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    This essay will explore the social perception of nuclear energy after Chernobyl. Focusing on affected human health in the contemporary context attempting to argue the need of concealing nuclear related information benefitting modernity. Explored by using architectural, scientific, and theoretical texts from, Le Corbusier, “Colin Rowe and Robert Slutzky, Jacques-Alain Miller and Richard Miller, Eve Blau, IAEA, WHO, and UNSCEAR. We analyze transparency in information represented by the media and…

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