What was the Chernobyl disaster?
The explosion on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located just 100 km from the city of Kyiv in what was then the Soviet Union and now is Ukraine, and consequent ten days’ reactor fire resulted in an unprecedented release of radiation and unpredicted adverse consequences both for the public and the environment.
What is the Chernobyl Forum?
The Forum was created as a contribution to the United Nations’ ten years strategy for Chernobyl, launched in 2002 with the publication of Human Consequences of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident – A Strategy for Recovery.
What kind of detectors were used at Chernobyl?
Different sensitivity of detectors tob-radiation During the liquidation of the accident’s consequences at the ChernobylNPSvariousdetectorswereused:ionizedchambers,gas- discharge counters and TLDs (Table 1). This detectors had different thickness and density of casing.
Why does Chernobyl have big diversity of measured data?
Big diversity of measured data The comparison of the registered data in the same place of Chernobyl area shows that under the high-intensityb-radiation there was a big diversity of measured values obtained from different detectors because of the variation in casing thickness and density as listed in Table 2.
Documentary which follows the construction of a trailblazing 36,000-tonne steel structure to entomb the ruins of the nuclear power plant destroyed in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. A study found no mutations associated with a parent’s exposure in the 1986 nuclear accident.
What can we learn from Chernobyl 30 years on?
Now, 30 years on, scientists have been allowed to spend a week inside the exclusion zone taking pictures. Using virtual reality technology, everyone can take look around the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and meet its surprising animal residents. Leah’s been to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester to have a look.
Can the ruins of Chernobyl be entombed?
The construction of a structure to entomb the ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Documentary which follows the construction of a trailblazing 36,000-tonne steel structure to entomb the ruins of the nuclear power plant destroyed in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
Who were the Chernobyl liquidators and what did they do?
These people – who became known as “liquidators” due to the official Soviet definition of “participant in liquidation of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident consequences” – were given a special status that meant they would receive benefits such as extra healthcare and payments.