Still remarkable though considering that type of reactor had been deemed unfit for purpose. I suppose the problem is that they can't just completely cut of the power supply.Not in the same building as the ruined one, though. If I remember correctly, there were four operational and a few more nearing completion at the explosion.
Yeah sorry I meant having actual Russians and subtitles would have been better. You’ll see what I mean when you watch it but the bloke in the ‘strategy’ room just made it seem ridiculousNot watched it yet but I think just the opposite. If a programme or film isn't in the original language I think it sounds stupid having people talking English with a foreign accent.
If you meant that it should be in Russian then I agree.
I disagree it was the "death of stalin" scenes that brought a little comic reliefYeah sorry I meant having actual Russians and subtitles would have been better. You’ll see what I mean when you watch it but the bloke in the ‘strategy’ room just made it seem ridiculous
We were 7 years old when this happened. I’ve got a kid that age now. Imagine if it had been the worst case scenario and fall out polluted the UK. I’m not belittling the people who were affected by this by any means.That was fucking grim that. Terrifying.
Fallout did get this far, increased background radiation levels around 370%, which has remained constant sinceWe were 7 years old when this happened. I’ve got a kid that age now. Imagine if it had been the worst case scenario and fall out polluted the UK. I’m not belittling the people who were affected by this by any means.
We are but ants on this rock.
The reactor itself isn’t inherently unsafe. It is the operational mode that it was under during the time of the accident that’s the problem. The supervisor was right to state that you can’t have an explosion in a nuclear core, as this can’t happen unless there is water within the core which would normally be impossible. Except the safety tests that they were running at the time combined with the valve positions caused an increase in core temperature which caused pipe damage which caused a water leak and hence a steam explosion due to the hyper-heating of the water as it entered the core.Aye? Tbh it might be safer to keep them intact and operating rather than take the risk of decommissioning them? I'm obviously no expert like.
Another thing I found quite interesting was how wildlife is thriving in the area. It has apparently even seen the return of wolf packs as the food sources there are so good. That's despite there being a complete cull of all animals to stop the spread of radiation.
I'm no expert like, but when there's a geet wass explosion at the reactor and a magic blue light starts shooting up into the heavens - run like fvck!Just watching it. Jesus fucking christ. I’m a scientist but I learnt at school how nuclear reactors work and what can go wrong. Those poor bastards.