Impressions from Pripyat, a ghost town in the Ukraine, which was established in 1970 in connection with the construction of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and vacated as a result of the nuclear accident in 1986. At the time of the disaster on 26 April 1986 there lived almost 50,000 people. Most residents were workers in the nuclear power plant. April 26, 2015, the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In a study carried out under the direction of Anatoly Dyatlov simulation of a complete power failure occurred due to serious breaches of the applicable safety requirements and the ma

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Impressions from Pripyat, a ghost town in the Ukraine, which was established in 1970 in connection with the construction of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and vacated as a result of the nuclear accident in 1986. At the time of the disaster on 26 April 1986 there lived almost 50,000 people. Most residents were workers in the nuclear power plant. April 26, 2015, the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In a study carried out under the direction of Anatoly Dyatlov simulation of a complete power failure occurred due to serious breaches of the applicable safety requirements and the ma
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Impressions from Pripyat, a ghost town in the Ukraine, which was established in 1970 in connection with the construction of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and vacated as a result of the nuclear accident in 1986. At the time of the disaster on 26 April 1986 there lived almost 50,000 people. Most residents were workers in the nuclear power plant. April 26, 2015, the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In a study carried out under the direction of Anatoly Dyatlov simulation of a complete power failure occurred due to serious breaches of the applicable safety requirements and the maximum design characteristics of the moderated with graphite nuclear reactor RBMK-1000 to an uncontrolled increase in power, which led to the explosion of the reactor in 1986 , Within the first ten days after the explosion several trillions Becquerel were released. The so passed into the atmosphere radioactive materials contaminated as a result of fallout mainly the region northeast of Chernobyl, as well as many countries in Europe. Around 600,000 people were exposed to strong radiation exposure./picture alliance

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