Chernobyl

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The 1986 site of a nuclear reactor accident near Kiev, Ukraine, which was caused by a steam explosion. It is the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history and the only level 7 instance on the International Nuclear Event Scale. It resulted in a massive release of radioactivity following a power excursion which destroyed the reactor
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Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the Chernobyl's New Safe Confinement covering the 4th block (reactor 4) of Chernobyl Nuclear power plant.
Chernobyl's Shelter team will apply EKOR in the area of the "bubble pool," where molten nuclear fuel had collected after the catastrophic melt down of Reactor 4 in 1986.
Once a thriving community of 45,000, Pripyat was the city nearest Chernobyl's Unit 4 when the reactor exploded on April 26,1986.
A third objective, however, evidently was to play down Chernobyl's consequences.
"There are no changes in the radiation situation at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant or in the exclusion zone," Chernobyl's administrators said in a statement, (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21449760) the BBC reported .
Meltdown had struck in the early hours after heat inside Chernobyl's reactor No4 soared to 3,000C (5,400F) - as hot as the heart of a volcano.
Dr Thomas, who jointly heads the Human Cancer Studies Group at Swansea Medical School, has been working on an international study investigating Chernobyl's radiological effects to be published on next week's 20th anniversary of Reactor 4's explosion.
Chernobyl's number-four reactor, in what was then the Soviet Union and is now Ukraine, exploded on April 26, 1986, sending a radioactive cloud across Europe.
This gas enabled power plants to generate the equivalent of 28% of Chernobyl's average yearly electricity production.
But the president and other officials say the one reactor still working at Chernobyl will not be stopped until Ukraine receives enough money to complete two reactors elsewhere and compensate for Chernobyl's lost power.
But others question whether significant amounts of Chernobyl's fallout could cross the equator and reach the South Pole.
The plant's management recently acknowledged that the concrete shelter, put up hastily over the remains of Chernobyl's reactor unit 4 in 1986, is in danger of collapsing and releasing a 160-tonne radioactive magma into the air.