Chernobyl. A quarter-century later ...
Nuclear catastrophe is repeated at the eastern borders of Russia
VLADIVOSTOK. April 26. VOSTOK-MEDIA - On Tuesday, not only in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine recall the sorrowful date of the Chernobyl accident. The whole world was horrified thinking not only about the tragedy that occurred a quarter century ago in Pripyat.
It does not matter does not let go. After all, it was repeated in Japan. And it can happen in any other place. Where there are nuclear power plants, factories and warehouses storing weapons-grade material, the base of nuclear submarines or patrol areas such submarines.
From Chernobyl ...
What is the Chernobyl accident? This destruction of April 26, 1986 fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, located on the territory of the Ukrainian SSR (now - Ukraine). The destruction was of an explosive nature, the reactor was completely destroyed, and the environment were released large quantities of radioactive substances. The accident is regarded as the largest of its kind in the history of nuclear energy, as alleged by the number of dead and injured from the consequences of people and the economic damage. At the time of the accident in Chernobyl nuclear power plant was the most powerful in the Soviet Union. 31 people died during the first three months after the accident, late effects of irradiation, revealed over the next 15 years, have killed 60 to 80 people. 134 people suffered radiation sickness to varying degrees of gravity, more than 115 thousand people from the 30-km zone were evacuated. To eliminate the effects were mobilized considerable resources, more than 600 thousand people participated in the accident.
In contrast to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the explosion was like a very powerful "dirty bomb" - the main damaging factor was the radioactive contamination.
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