What Happened At Chernobyl?


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Anonymous Profile
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Fuke off dick heads its a fake
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Nu cle ar melt down. Now it is suppose to be radio active,and they are either suppose to have covered it in a concrete hangar type building to enclose the power plant to help stop the radiations leaks from further contaminating the lands surrounding chernobyl. Which is suppose to stay un-inhabitable for 100 years from the date of the melt down.apparently the hangar type building is suppose to have cost 780 million all the way up to 2.4 billions to keep it sealed up and close off all the leaks and also keep tracking the raidiation levels and also sampling the surounding areas including the actual is a drawing of what they think the hangar type building should loook when finished.
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On April 26, 1986 at 1:23 am technicians at the Chernobyl Power Plant in the Ukraine (former Soviet Union) allowed the power in the fourth reactor to fall to low levels as part of a controlled experiment that went wrong. The reactor overheated causing a meltdown of the core. Two explosions blew the top off the reactor building. This released clouds of radioactive material into the atmosphere for over 10 days.

The people of Chernobyl were exposed to radioactivity 100 times greater than the Hiroshima bomb. Clouds of radioactive material were blown northward. Seventy percent of the radiation is estimated to have fallen on Belarus and 10 years later babies were being born there with no arms, no eyes, or only stumps for limbs. It is estimated that over 15 million people have been affected by the disaster in some way and health care costs have been over 60 Billion dollars. More than 600,000 people were involved with the cleanup many of whom are now dead or sick.

The radioactive material included radioactive isotopes of iodine, which accumulate in the body in a gland in the neck called the thyroid gland. The table below shows the number of cases of thyroid cancer in children from 1986, the year of the disaster, and 1998, 12 years later.

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