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10 interesting facts about Chernobyl

10 interesting facts about Chernobyl

(2:58) Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, at the time a part of the Soviet Union, blew up in 1986. It is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.

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Not just thyroid cancer, people drink Vodka all around the world to cure from AIDS to foot fungus. Just like the sterotype in hollywood movies is that you should give whiskey to everyone who would otherwise surely die.
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Not just thyroid cancer, people drink Vodka all around the world to cure from AIDS to foot fungus. Just like the sterotype in hollywood movies is that you should give whiskey to everyone who would otherwise surely die.
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Guest: Cpl Punishment (1947 days ago)
Sorry, I call BS on 10; preventing an explosion 10 x larger than Hiroshima. The physics behind these two incidents are totally different. Hiroshima was a critical mass fission reaction. An explosion here would have been simply the breaching of the water pressure vessel, obviously with a great deal of contamination. The ensuing reactor fire at Chernobyl was arguably MORE damaging than Little Boy.....
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Sorry, I call BS on 10; preventing an explosion 10 x larger than Hiroshima. The physics behind these two incidents are totally different. Hiroshima was a critical mass fission reaction. An explosion here would have been simply the breaching of the water pressure vessel, obviously with a great deal of contamination. The ensuing reactor fire at Chernobyl was arguably MORE damaging than Little Boy.....
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cengland0 cengland0 (1946 days ago)
Latest comment: I'm not an expert in nuclear accidents but from what I read, there was a steam explosion and a second explosion a couple seconds later but the cause is still unknown about the second explosion. In a nuclear reactor after the water had already been lost, you can have a thermal explosion of the reactor from the fast escape of neutrons caused by the complete water loss in the reactor core. Perhaps this is what they are referring to. If the graphite rods did not get inserted in time to slow down the reaction, the resulting explosion of the reactor core would have been 10 times larger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Chernobyl had 3,600 kg of uranium and the bomb dropped on Hiroshima only had 25 kg (and only 4% went nuclear fission). Do the math -- it could have been a big explosion. LINK
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Latest comment: I'm not an expert in nuclear accidents but from what I read, there was a steam explosion and a second explosion a couple seconds later but the cause is still unknown about the second explosion. In a nuclear reactor after the water had already been lost, you can have a thermal explosion of the reactor from the fast escape of neutrons caused by the complete water loss in the reactor core. Perhaps this is what they are referring to. If the graphite rods did not get inserted in time to slow down the reaction, the resulting explosion of the reactor core would have been 10 times larger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Chernobyl had 3,600 kg of uranium and the bomb dropped on Hiroshima only had 25 kg (and only 4% went nuclear fission). Do the math -- it could have been a big explosion. LINK
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