Chernobyl By Cade And Tanay

  • Chernobyl was a nuclear explosion on April,1986.
  • 2 people died from the explosion, then 28 other people died later.
  • There were no major health issues in the last 20 years.
  • The amount of radiation released was equivalent to 10 Hiroshima bombs
  • After the explosion, the wind carried the radiation north, then to the south
  • Chernobyl is considered the deadliest nuclear accident in history

Causes

  • The first cause was a flaw in engineering design. To make up for the flaws, engineers had to follow a strict set of procedures.
  • The second cause was a failure to follow every day procedures. There was not enough power to keep the cooling tubes going resulting in a very high temperature.
  • The third reason was the risk to do an experiment. They wanted to do the experiment during routine maintenance on the plant.

Environmental impact

  • One species that was harmed was humans, 56 humans died form Chernobyl an additional 100 died from radiation sickness.
  • There were strict limitations on British sheep for grazing and human consumption.
  • In northern Scandinavia the people could not eat deer because of the radiation.
  • 140 out of 400 pigs had mutations some were born without limbs, eyes, ribs and no head.

Solutions

  • The arch provides an area for scientists to research around Chernobyl without being exposed to radiation.
  • Japan added a emergency power cable to the front of the plant to help the ongoing cooling problems.
  • Another solution is to bury the power plant in sand and concrete to seal it and the radiation off from the outside world.
  • Another solution is to fill the whole building with plastic foam to absorb the dust particles in the building.

Sources

  • Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station." Environmental Encyclopedia, edited by Deirdre S. Blanchfield, Gale, 2011. Science in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CV2644150251/SCIC?u=over80203&xid=54dd9b43. Accessed 10 Apr. 2017.
  • Weisman, Alan. &quot;Journey through a Doomed Land.&quot;<i> Harper's</i>, Aug, 1994, pp. 45-53<i>, SIRS Issues Researcher</i>, <a href="https://sks.sirs.com" target="_blank">https://sks.sirs.com</a>.
  • Caldicott, Helen, and Harvey Wasserman. &quot;Nuclear Shadow.&quot;<i> Nation</i>, Apr, 1996, pp. 11-20<i>, SIRS Issues Researcher</i>, <a href="https://sks.sirs.com" target="_blank">https://sks.sirs.com</a>.
  • Weisman, Alan. &quot;Journey through a Doomed Land.&quot;<i> Harper's</i>, Aug, 1994, pp. 45-53<i>, SIRS Issues Researcher</i>, <a href="https://sks.sirs.com" target="_blank">https://sks.sirs.com</a>.
  • http://chernobylgallery.com/chernobyl-disaster/cause/

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