Radiation and Disaster Preparation

Chernobyl Nuclear ReactorOn April 26th, 1986 at 1:23 am local time in Chernobyl, Ukraine (formerly an Ukrainian SSR), occurred deadly historic explosions due to extreme power increase at reactor number 4 after a systems test. Since some of the government officials didn’t want people to know all the details regarding the radioactivity and didn’t provide the sufficient evacuation process, many innocent people, animals, and plants have died or suffered extreme health issues. Some people including children developed thyroid cancer due to exposure of massive radiation. A Belarus National Academy of Sciences estimated that about 270,000 of people would develop cancers in their bodies and that 93,000 of those people would most likely die. Later on people cleaned up the radioactive pieces then they put them all back into the number 4 nuclear reactor and covered it all with lots of concrete, which is now called Sarcophagus or Stone Coffin. Continue reading