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What was the Chernobyle disaster ?

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Asked by Shan Real, 26 Sep '09 09:53 pm
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The Chernobyl Disaster was a nuclear reactor accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Russia.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 30 Sep '09 11:37 am

 
  
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The Chernobyl accident in 1986 was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel and without proper regard for safety.
The resulting steam explosion and fire released at least five percent of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere and downwind.
28 people died within four months from radiation or thermal burns, 19 have subsequently died, and there have been around nine deaths from thyroid cancer apparently due to the accident: total 56 fatalities as of 2004.
An authoritative UN report in 2000 concluded that there is no scientific evidence of any significant radiation-related health effects to most people exposed. This was confirmed in a very thorough 2005-06 study.
The April 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine was the product of a flawed Soviet reactor design coupled with serious mistakes made by the plant operators in the context of a system where training was minimal. It was a direct conseque ...more
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 29 Sep '09 12:32 pm

 
  
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The "Chernobyl disaster" is the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history. It took place on 26th April 1986, when the reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in the Soviet Union(Ukraine) exploded. This was followed by bouts of explosion and the poisonous radioactive gas spread to parts of Soviet Union, Europe and eastern part of North America. The World Health Organization stated in its report that 56 people died directly while over 5000 people died later from Cancer due to the poisonous radiation.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 26 Sep '09 09:56 pm

 
  
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The Chernobyl Disaster was a nuclear reactor accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. It is considered to be the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history and the only level 7 instance on the International Nuclear Event Scale. It resulted in a severe release of radioactivity following a massive power excursion which destroyed the reactor. Two people died in the initial steam explosion, but most deaths from the accident were attributed to radiation.
Answered by sangeetha, 26 Sep '09 10:06 pm

 
  
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Sorry I really don't no
Answered by janki, 30 Sep '09 12:11 pm

 
  
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