Nuclear fallout is the residue and byproducts of a nuclear bomb explosion or in the case of Chernobyl, a nuclear accident. The Chernobyl accident occurred on April 26, 1986 at 1:23 a.m. just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. The nuclear reaction occurred because the reactor complex was made up of four reactors and the reactor design was flawed. Also, some of the operating personnel were improperly trained. A nuclear reaction is a change in the identity or the characteristics of an atomic nucleus.
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The uncontained explosion of a nuclear reactor from the safety test had just impacted the world, and the resulting roof fires threatened the adjacent reactor. The incident occurred when the reactor crew attempted to carry out a safety test involving one of the plant's eight turbine-generators. The specific test the crew was conducting was to “determine how long turbines could spin and continue to supply power following loss of the primary electrical power supply. Simil... ... middle of paper ... ...ense at troubled reactors.” The New York Times. March 16, 2011.
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Because PEPCO had kept the problems secret and took authority over to the government after they realize of how critical situation this is. However, the Japanese government was also shifting the liability for the accident and reporting distorted facts. A responsible meeting and a reporting a reliable information lead political confidence and social and economic stability. Therefore, the Japanese government is responsible to report reliable news about their managing on nuclear waste. The nuclear power plant has been spotlighted as a clean alternative energy which is very economical after its construction on the first stage and creates a massive energy.
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"The tops are leaping off the reactor lip" this was the first warning which the control room received before the destructive explosion in Chernobyl that occurred at 1:23 AM local time. Twenty three minute after the warning in the morning of 26 April 1989, the reactor exploded. The Chernobyl nuclear accident was an unexpected catastrophe that can happen in the history of producing nuclear power. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) defined a nuclear accident as an accident that includes any activities that lead to the release of radioactive material and causes significant consequences. The location of Chernobyl city is in the north of Ukraine near the Belarus border.