Chernobyl accident: This story is considered an unforgettable event in human history, dear reader. This incident occurred in 1970. The Soviet Union built a city in Pripyat northern Ukraine. They built it to house the workers who work in the nuclear and electric energy companies And they invent new ways of energy, and this company produces 10 percent of the electrical energy for all of Ukraine, and they have four large nuclear reactors, but only the No. 1 reactor that was working.
They wanted to test the rest of the reactors at the beginning, they conducted three tests, but they failed. Then on April 26, 1986, the fourth test was conducted at the Chernobyl nuclear plant. The electricity stopped for 20 seconds, which is just a test for the reactors until the error in operation after shutting down the water turbines used to cool the uranium used to generate electricity, which led The temperature of the uranium in the fourth reactor to increase to its ignition point
After a few seconds, the high temperature led to an explosion, the intensity of which was half the roof of the 2,000-ton reactor. of steel and sent 8 tons of nuclear fuel into the sky
Then the rescue teams intervened, but they could not put out the fire because of the rumors that swept the area if they sent robots, but unfortunately, they did not last long and broke down, so a group of people sacrificed and many of them were disfigured by the radiation that came out and began to kill people and animals, any living, the birds began to fall from the sky and the trees began to die.
In the beginning, the Soviet Union wanted to hide this matter from the world. This is because it was able to get it into big problems. But then Sweden, which is a border with Ukraine, noticed great radiation entering their country. Sweden informed all the countries of the world. They did this because the incident is a danger to all mankind. But the Soviet Union told them that it was just a company. A small one exploded and we were in control of the situation. The Soviet Union was lying now, the radiation to this day is still.
After the incident, all the media was talking about this incident, which put pressure on the Soviet Union to admit the truth and the ugliness of the problem that occurred. The Soviet Union was in great danger, so it asked for help from the world to stop the problem that occurred in it
So they found another substance that absorbs uranium, which is boron. They mix it with sand and throw it in a helicopter and nothing would come out of it.
More details of the Chernobyl accident
The Soviet Union said that in that incident 31 people died and 2,000 people were injured. But the United States of America said that the real toll is more than four thousand people died. Also, more than 20,000 people were injured. Then scientists discovered that there are many children born deformed and disabled to this day and the reason is due to the incident And that the children’s parents were all living in the suburbs of that World Health Organization said that more than three million people still suffer from that accident. Until now, and not to forget the agricultural losses, more than one million hectares have become unsuitable for agriculture
One of the men who died in the Chernobyl accident had a notebook in which he wrote:
“it’s very hard for your enemy to hit you from all sides but you can’t even see it”.