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Chernobyl Was Not An Accident?

"The reactor was consciously driven into an extremely dangerous situation, a situation known for its dangers, and then on top of it all the complete security mechanisms were put out of operation - allegedly for the purpose of carrying through this experiment, even if the report additionally professes that at least some of these switchoffs were not at all necessary for this experiment. Under such conditions, according also to the knowledge of that time, one could not but know that one exposed the reactor to a dangerous situation, proceeding from which unknown big catastrophes became probable."

Progress on problems continues 21 years after Chernobyl accident

Despite delays and rising costs, there has been progress in dealing with the legacy of the April 26, 1986 accident that destroyed Chernobyl-4 and contaminated large areas of surrounding regions, Ukrainian officials said this month.

Ukraine is in the list of world’s worst polluted places

Ukraine is one of ten countries of the world with the most difficult ecological situation, according to the American non-governmental organization Blacksmith Institute.

Going to Chernobyl…

Setting foot inside the real Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, it's easy to understand why S.T.A.L.K.E.R.'s Ukrainian developers, GSC Game World, would find inspiration there.

20 Years On, UN Accused of Ignoring 500,000 Chernobyl Deaths

In a series of reports about to be published, they will suggest that at least 30,000 people are expected to die of cancers linked directly to severe radiation exposure in 1986 and up to 500,000 people may have already died as a result of the world’s worst environmental catastrophe, The Guardian reported Saturday.

Chernobyl. During an ill conceived emergency systems test, meant to simulate a loss of power to the reactor from the grid, Chernobyl began to melt down.

The Gamma Cathedral

Discussions on the timescale for building a new set of nuclear reactors to power the future in lieu of oil led me to ponder timescales relating to our existing, shoddy, nuclear infrastructure.