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Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster


Disaster at Chernobyl (English subs)

Published on Jun 21, 2014

Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster


The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe.

The Chernobyl disaster is the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and resulting deaths, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event (the maximum classification) on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011). The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles. During the accident itself 31 people died, and long-term effects such as cancers and deformities are still being accounted for.
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster


Seconds From Disaster - Meltdown at Chernobyl - FULL


The Chernobyl Disaster | Biggest Nuclear Meltdown In History | Documentary

Chernobyl
Were Did the Nuclear Fuel Go?
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The 'Elephants foot'

NOVA - Inside Chernobyl's Sarcophagus

Uploaded by Jimdangello on Jul 30, 2009 

"This episode won an Emmy. It covers the sarcophagus built to contain the remains of the destroyed reactor and the work of the Russian scientists, staff and soldiers who risked and continue to risk their lives in the clean-up operation. This file was digitized from a VHS recording of the program. The picture quality is fair, however, the sound track has some occasional static, especially towards the beginning. I think this is the 1996 updated version of the original 1991 program and includes an extra 10 minutes of interviews with several of the original scientists. It is shorter than the 60 minutes described on the BBC website and may have been edited."

SOURCE: Inside Chernobyl's Sarcophagus 26/04/1986 

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The 'Elephants foot'
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The 'Elephants foot'
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The 'Elephants foot'
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The 'Elephants foot' showing where it melted through the floor
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Drilling into the chamber below the reactor and sending in a camera to search for the fuel
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Nuclear Lava
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Nuclear Lava
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The Day of the Explosion
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Chernobyl Disaster Aftermath: very extensive damage to the main reactor hall (image center) and turbine building (image lower left ) - Soviet Authorities
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First image of Explosion
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Cross section of reactor before explosion
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Explosion rips of top of reactor and crushes reactor down
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Entire core melts through bottom of reactor
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The molten lava releases aand mixes with the sand around the reactor (yellow)
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Molten lava burns through concrete floor
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Circle marks where the "Elephant's Foot" was found
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Molten lava burns through concrete floor and pours down tubes
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Molten lava vitrifies (turns to glass from the sand) and cools. Uranium fuel is traped inside and can no longer become fissionable. However a new examination is showing the glass is deteriorating and water is seeping in again
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The day of the Explosion
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Radioactive Smoke from destroyed reactor roof
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Radioactive Smoke from destroyed reactor roof
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Radioactive Smoke from destroyed reactor roof
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Radioactive Smoke from destroyed reactor roof
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Radioactive Smoke from destroyed reactor roof
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The fuel is on fire
Chernobyl Nuclear - "Surviving Disaster"
(BBC Drama / Documentary) Adrian Edmondson


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Published on Jan 18, 2013
Excellent BBC docudrama with Adrian Edmondson at his finest. Maybe there are some gaps in the timeline and a little technical sensationalism but that being said, very good overall for one hour. I was skeptical that Ade would be a good match for Valeri Legasov, but he is simply the best role I've ever seen him in.

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