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The Chernobyl disaster

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Chernobyl nuclear plant. On the night of April 26th, 1986 there was a serious explosion at the 4th power unit of the plant. The explosion released an enormous amount of radiation into the air. To this day the exact sequence of events is still a little hazy. But we know something went very wrong and literally blew the roof off. The first responders were ordinary firemen. Then came the military. Both were hopelessly underprepared for the situation. 30 people died in the first days due to the exposure. Tens of thousands would die or become disabled over the years due to simply showing up for work that day. Within 48 hours, more than a hundred thousand of the districts residents had been evacuated from the danger area. Radiation was everywhere, including a plume over Europe.

Project

Theory of Catastrophes

Segment

Scary, Crime & Investigation program

Category

Tags

danger, evacuation, explosion, Technological Disaster, Chernobyl, 1986, radiation, firemen, military, danger area, catastrophes, freak

Details

ID:#0115001017
Date:2011-03-16
Duration:00:03:15
Language:english
Dialogues:yes
Views:2596
Record format:SD
Dimension:720x576
Video standard:PAL
Format video:4:3