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Old 03-28-04, 12:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't know a lot about it but I think it was just an old, cheaply constructed powerplant. It was neglected and grossly underfunded because the government was largely corrupt. Officials filled their own pockets and the pockets of their friends rather than maintain utilities. Predictably, there was a disaster.

But don't worry, that could never happen here in Canada. Well, alright, we had the Walkerton thing but our neglected nuke plants haven't melted down... yet. Yes, everything is fine, nuclear power is perfectly safe, just hang on to these potasium iodine pills just for!
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Old 03-28-04, 01:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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They were running tests of the cooling systems and a flow control valve failed. There were supposed to be failsafe controls in place to re-fill the cooling rod chambers with water, but they didn't activate.

The rods became so hot they cracked the concrete casing of the reactor and the fire began to spread.

The graphite at the core turned into a big slag piles, and the smoke pored out through the top of the reactor. Anyone who stuck around to fight the fire was doomed, but many did anyway.

The smoke spread and blanketed everything that was already irradiated by rays with even more radioactive material.

By the time the publc knew what was going on thousands were already poisoned.
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Old 03-28-04, 02:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of any good books about it? This has peaked my interest.
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Old 03-28-04, 03:11 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Wow, incredible. Reading and looking at those desolate pictures have brought tears to my eyes. Those poor unsuspecting people.

Let this be a reminder to all. We're not Gods.
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Old 03-28-04, 09:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Wow, that was an interesting read, and those photos at the end really spoke volumes.
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