切尔诺贝利: 网站内, 故事, 和核灾难的秘密 35 多年后

在 1:23 我四月 26, 1986, 切尔诺贝利核电站 – 位于乌克兰苏维埃共和国,被认为是苏联的骄傲 – began what was supposed to be a routine safety test.

What happened in the next 36 seconds would provide a haunting view of the future.

The cooling system in one of the plant’s four reactors failed, resulting in two explosionsjust two seconds apart. The outcome was considered tantamount to a nuclear earthquake, and the equivalent of 500 Hiroshima bombs.

The destruction was, and would continue to be, immeasurable.

No one in the world knew the horrors that were about to unfold,” remarked journalist and Fox News contributor Judith Miller, WHO visited the site of Chernobyl for the making of the Fox Nation special. “What we saw at Chernobyl still haunts me, just as the accident itself continues to haunt Ukraine.

18,000 people had been hospitalized in the immediate aftermath. But the clean-up was even deadlier than the initial blasts.

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Serhii Plokhii, Director at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and guest-expert in the 特别, noted that when people examine the history of Chernobyl, they learn both heroes and villains partook in the events.

Among [的] heroes are firefightersthey really did a lot to localize the accident, not to allow the fire to other units,” said Plokhii.

But they didn’t know that they were fighting a radioactive fire,” 他继续.

The heat was far too intense for the firefighterseven in protective clothingand many died from their valiant efforts. Those who didn’t die immediately were subjected to radiation exposurewhich ultimately took the lives of an additional 25,000 人.

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Many suggest that Chernobyl wasn’t just a tragedy, but a scandal.

The plant, like the Soviet Union itself, was shrouded in secrecy,” 米勒说, “plagued by technological shortcuts, shoddy construction, and lies.

In the immediate aftermath of Chernobyl’s reactor’s meltdown, the Soviet authorities largely kept their own citizens in the dark and did not attempt to alert neighboring countries.

在四月 28, 1986, the cover-up began falling apart when Swedish air monitors detected large amounts of radiation in the atmosphere that seemed to have originated in the USSR. When pressed for an answer to the radiation, the Soviets admitted that an accident had killed people at Chernobyl.

The full story of what happened would not come out until years later. To this day, the death toll is unknown.

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