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Analysis of the Chernobyl Meltdown- On April 1986 Soviets Union Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded letting out a massive amount of radiation that would debate of all Russian citizens for hundreds of years to come At exactly 121 am on April 1986 inChernobyl a city near the Pripiat River the No 4 reactor exploded and released thirty to forty times the radiation of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombing The exact causes of the explosion are not known however scientists and researchers under thorough investigation have uncovered possible causes to the explosion1 The main reason why the explosion occurred was that the operators of the plant were attempting to conduct an experiment with the emergency cooling system turned off they made six fatal errors which sealed everyones fate Soviet officials clamed that if the technicians would have avoided at least one of those mistakes then the plant could have been saved The technicians began the test one day before the explosion They started reducing the reactors power level so they could run the turbine experiment However in order for the plant to run at lower power they had to turn off the automatic control system which powered all emergency limitations that the plant should make in case it goes out of control Turning of the cooling system was an unnecessary action and though it did not cause the explosion it made the consequences more fatal Just then the operators receive a call from the local grid controller in Kiev who needed the power and asked the technicians to stop lowering it at what they obeyed Once that was done the reactor was running with out the cooling system which was a very serious mistake At 1110 pm the grid controller said he no longer needed the
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