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Many of the causes of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear reactors were from the lack of safety and the failure to follow safety features This horrible incident shows us many lessons that should be learned A few reasons for the Chernobyl power plant to rupture was due to the amount of control rods that were used Where a minimum of 30 controls rods were required only 6 to 8 control rods were used The main reason that cause the core to actually ruptured was due to a sudden rise of the temperature in the reactor during the manual removal of control rods in a test which lead to the instability of the reactors As the temperature rose the core ruptured A few reasons behind the Chernobyl nuclear power plants core to overheat were due to a few overlooked problems that were not taken care of The Chernobyl Nuclear power plant used steam as a coolant where water is a better coolant than steam for it also acts as a moderator and second it was found that the reactors emergency cooling system was disabled These lack of actions lead to the catastrophic consequences at the Chernobyl power plant If I were in the same position before the accident I wouldve made sure that the minimum amount of control rods were being in used considering the dangers of the reactor and their radiation incase of a meltdown I would also have made sure all the cooling systems and equipment were working properly Lastly I wouldve used water as the coolant agent so as to keep the core cooler In contrast to the reaction of the Soviets I wouldve acted more quickly and expected the worst I wouldve demanded an evacuation as soon as possible and in addition made sure I would have had a department working on plans for such an incident Another aspect I wouldve looked at was to concentrate on how the weather wouldve
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