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...PS. Automatic controls should have been extended to almost all areas of maintaining normal operational limitations, especially with the quality of the scientist around Chernobyl. Izmailov, a veteran of Glavatomenergo, said “It was practically impossible for us to find anyone in the central directorate who knew much about reactors and nuclear physics. At the same time, however, the bookkeeping, supply, and planning department grew to an incredible size.” While it may be a bit of an exaggeration, the fact still stands that under such incompetence, it would have made logical sense to have the majority of safety and maintenance carried out through an automated system.
Seven years prior to Chernobyl, a meltdown of the nuclear reactor on Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Unlike Chernobyl however, nobody was injured during the meltdown on March 18, 1979.
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