Case Study On Chernobyl

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On April 26 , 1986 the explosion occurred at Unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (in Ukraine (then officially the Ukrainian SSR)) , which completely destroyed the reactor. It was a catastrophic nuclear accident. The accident is considered as the largest of its kind in the history of nuclear power , both on the estimated number of dead and injured people and economic damage. The staff had to test and check : whether the turbines will work out the necessary amount of a residual energy to fuel a special cooling system in case of a sudden power outage , and whether such a system withstand disruptions to an emergency power . The interruption of the experiment was not allowed , that is why all the safety systems…show more content…
It was used to power the part of the U.S.S.R (now known as Ukraine). Also it was thought of as one of the safest nuclear reactors in the world. The Chernobyl Accident negatively affected the climate , health , environment , agriculture , and the population of the Ukraine and surrounding countries. Around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant within a radius of 30 km were created restricted zone, which is called the Chernobyl area. From this area were resettled thousands of people from 186 settlements of Ukraine and Belarus. Most of the area is located in Ukraine. There are 75 villages were…show more content…
The deceased forest represented a significant risk, such as a fire, as a source of secondary radioactive contamination. The accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has shown that nuclear power can not be completely reliable , and the consequences of accidents can be catastrophic and totally unacceptable. Some states refused to development of nuclear energy , realizing that the price could be too high. The accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has caused a global crisis of nuclear energy, hundreds of projects of construction of new nuclear power plants around the world have been discontinued. The tragic consequences of the Chernobyl contamination has increase in the number of stillbirths. Pregnant woman 's body rejected the child after irradiation in small doses. In the five years after the Chernobyl disaster appealability about infertility increased in Belarus by 5.5
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