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    Chernobyl Catastrophe

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    buildings, shattered windows, doors hanging from their hinges, weeds and overgrowth climbing up walls, and unsettling silence. This is how one may describe Pripyat, Ukraine. What was once a city filled with great activity and energy is now a ghost town due to the impact radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident had on the surrounding environment. April 26, 1986, also known as the date of the worst nuclear accident in history. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was located in what was…

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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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    Nuclear power, which generates a fifth of our nation 's energy supply, has been around since the early 1940’s (NEI). While there are conflicting opinions on this topic, thorough analysis through the historical and ethical lenses justify its uses. Nuclear power is morally acceptable and has a long positive historical record. The benefits of nuclear power outweigh its risks, and the public should view this as a viable future energy source. Nuclear began to fully emerge into modern society as of…

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    The accident that took place in Chernobyl, Ukraine was the worst nuclear disaster that has ever occurred. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster not only effected the citizens and community of Ukraine, but it impacted the world’s perspective of nuclear energy. The disaster took place during a routine maintenance check on the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. This maintenance routine that was done on unit 4 was to test the plant equipment and its capability of providing enough electrical…

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    74The most important lesson learned from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is to prepare for the worst-case scenario. The world should recognize the need to consider the maximum potential seismic events greater than the ones observed or recorded. The experience from the Fukushima incident shows how there is a need for a consistent and comprehensive plan for pre-earthquake and post-earthquake response actions. Preparing for the worst-case scenario is a necessity when dealing with high…

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    Nuclear Accidents: Chernobyl and Fukushima President Franklin D. Roosevelt cited December 7, 1941 as “a date that will live in infamy.” Two dates in like manner of infamy pertinence to nuclear catastrophe are April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl, Ukraine and March 11, 2011 in Fukushima, Japan. Both incidents embroil a disaster at a nuclear facility exposing radioactive materials and setting unprecedented score the nuclear severity scale. Be that as it may numerous differences arises in terms of causes,…

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    When most people think of the word nuclear it brings thoughts of pollution, sickness, and danger. Nuclear power is so often generalized into something it’s not. Nuclear power provides energy to millions of people throughout the 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…

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    On March 11, 2011, a disaster took place in Fukushima, Japan. A magnitude of 9.0, an earthquake struck Tohoku, which resulted in a Tsunami. Due to a chain of disasters on this day, the Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima had a malfunction. This is not the first time something like this so drastic happened in Japan. Chernobyl, the disaster in 1986 was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. Although, Fukushima following the Chernobyl disaster was not as deadly, it not only affected people…

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    The Chernobyl Incident of 1986 April 26, 1986 is the date of the biggest nuclear meltdown in history. While the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a.k.a. the USSR, was in control of Ukraine, it built multiple nuclear power plants. However, these nuclear power plants were not as safe as the ones built in the west-ern countries due to the lack of a safety culture in the USSR. Soviet Russia had boasted how its nuclear power plants were the safest ones in the world in previous press conferences…

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    Hello name’s Cameron, Cameron sydnor and I used to work at a nuclear facility . The chernobyl nuclear disaster was a terrible event, yet very few people actually know the backstory of the plant. Despite the story being fairly interesting. For example did you before the meltdown the leader of the facility once said “the chance of a full scale meltdown is one in a million” clearly this man cannot see the future or else he would have said (scream this) “OH NO THE PLANT IS GOING DOWN WE ARE ALL…

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