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    power plants, including better training and more safety precautions (World Nuclear Association). Chernobyl was a much more devastating disaster that resulted in the deaths of multiple plant workings. It was caused by inadequate training and a bad design of the reactor. In April of 1986 a steam explosion caused part of the reactor core to fly into the atmosphere releasing it across Ukraine. The Chernobyl 4 reactor was the reactor that was destroyed during the accident. (World Nuclear Association)…

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    Anatoly Dyatlov, the chief engineer in charge at the time of the disaster, is the man to blame for the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl. At the power plant a test was being conducted to determine how effectively the reactor core could be cooled down in emergency situations. During the test several things began to go wrong. The reactors’ power level dropped…

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    The Fukushima Disaster

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    Before the storm Prior to the disaster, the Fukushima prefecture was a peaceful rural area specialised in agriculture. With approximately 70,000 farmers, it was considered as the granary of Japan, providing food to millions of people all over the country. The prefecture was also famous for its numerous landmarks and monuments. For example, the childhood home of Hideyo Noguchi (a bacteriologist known for his tremendous contribution to modern medicine, who has been printed on the 1000¥ banknotes…

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    Nuclear Energy

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    natural gas plant emissions (What is Nuclear?). Not only that, nuclear energy also has been shown to be safe. Although there have been big disasters such as the Three Mile Island disaster in 1979 when there was a reactor core meltdown, causing a release of radioactive material into the atmosphere (Nuclear Energy). Another such event which happened in Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986 was even worse. A steam explosion in one of the plants caused a fire which created a plume of radioactive particles…

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    that to protect and provide for himself. In doing so however, he has created nuclear weapons and energy. From experiments with radium in the late 1800s, to the creation of weapons of mass destruction during World War Two and finally the more recent disasters from nuclear power plant meltdowns. Man has started out with good intentions, but in so doing, he may have doomed himself. In 1896, radioactivity was discovered by Henri Becquerel (Nobelprize.org). Upon its discovery, scientists started…

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    radiation that have killed a lot of people who work on nuclear plants or live around plants. That happens mostly because the workers mistakes and the nuclear plants which control radiations to release energy steadily have their own defects. The Chernobyl nuclear energy plant accident was happening at 1986 in Ukraine was the only accident in the history of nuclear energy to cause fatalities from radiation. That was due to defects it is evident in the design of nuclear reactors (NEI,…

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    The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster In March 2011 an earthquake followed by a tsunami caused the destruction of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant releasing radioactive material into the. In 2011 it was reported that long-lived radioactive cesium had contaminated 11,580 square miles of the land surface of Japan 4,550 of which had a radiation level that exceeded Japan’s allowable exposure rate of 1 millisievert per year .The Japanese government then raised the allowable…

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    Chernobyl:One of the worst Chernobyl is the worst nuclear disaster, and it happened like a ninja in the dark, then how long will it last as the worst. Stated by facts sheet, 3 million have been affected. On the other hand, one most of them will come up later (31 people died stated by the Russians have either gotten cancer or mutated with 4 feet, two heads) With this story of the person will also come some of the causes both operator and how the reactor was built. Operator errors They ran the…

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    Engineering Disasters One of the most famous engineers was Thomas Edison who famously stated that “ [he had] not failed, [he had discovered] 10,000 ways that did not work”. Despite Edison’s numerous failures, he eventually perfected his version of the light bulb, got it patented and proceeded to make his invention available to consumers. Edison’s approach illustrates the engineer’s ideal process, as he repeatedly tests and perfects the design of the desired result before releasing the result to…

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    Have you ever imagined not being able to go to your hometown? Chernobyl is what that's like. About a couple months after the accident the elephant's foot was found. The foot has many life-threatening effects. The effects were way worse back then, then they are now. The elephant's foot is a very scary thing. After the tragedy of Chernobyl, a toxic lump of radiation was found. Even though it happened over 30 years ago the elephant's foot is still lethal and it will be for 50,000 more…

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