You may also sort these by color rating or essay length. Have you ever thought of what would happen to you if there was a nuclear bomb that blew up near you. If so, have you wondered what would happen. Not just to you, but to everything around it, the atmosphere. All the radiation fumes would be floating in the air, what are the affects. You would never think it would happen that a plant would blow up either, because they got the best trained workers there.
In order to understand the Chernobyl accident 1986, we must understand a little bit about the background of the Chernobyl power complex and the surrounding area. The Chernobyl power complex sat about 210 miles north of Kiev, Ukraine and somewhere around 32 miles south of the Belarus border. The power complex consisted of a total of four RBMK-1000 nuclear reactors and at the time of the accident two more reactors where being built nearby. Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster The Chernobyl disaster was the worst industrial disaster in the history of the world. On April 26, at 1:24am reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl plant blew up. The explosion was the result of an experiment that, due to human error, went awry. The operator at the time made the first mistake that lead to the disaster by disabling automatic shutdown mechanisms.
Chernobyl On April 26, 1986 disaster struck the world. It was not a disaster like any other before. A new type of death was now shown to the world. Although during World War II people encountered radiation sickness and death, that was sadly intended. The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear powerstation was undoubtedly the worlds largest nuclear accident. Chernobyl, one word that still strikes pain and fear in the hearts of many, even after 28 years is still causing serious damage. 400 times more potent than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II .