We watched TV series "Chernobyl" and can not be satisfied? Read what happened after the accident
You have already moved away from the view of "Chernobyl"? This historical series, loosely based on what is happening at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in April 1986 by HBO, struck by its depth, precision parts, and if allowed to go through what is happening. Of course, movies and real life can not be compared, but for movies and starring in an attempt to pass. In spite of the resonance caused by the TV series about the crash we spoke and wrote a lot, and much remains to write and say. Read it, it's fun.
What to read after seeing the show "Chernobyl"
To find out what to do with the exclusion zone, we need to know how life responds. More and more studies target the Chernobyl and its surroundings. The studies must take together scientists with expertise in ecology, and in the radiation directly to not have any questions for the quality of the research. By the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident there were two points of view on the consequences of the accident, and they are diametrically opposed.
Read: Where we have: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has become a nature reserve
When fall bombs face of the planet will change forever. For 50 years, this fear did not leave the people. Enough for one person to press the button - and break out a nuclear apocalypse. Today we have not so much experience. The Soviet Union disintegrated, the bipolar world, too, the idea of mass destruction has become a cinematic cliche. However, the threat will never go away forever. The bombs are still waiting until someone presses the button. And new enemies will always be. Scientists have carried out tests and build models to understand what will happen to life after the explosion of the bomb. Some people will survive. But life in the smoldering remains of the destroyed world will change completely. Read: 10 sad facts of life after the apocalypse
Once upon a time people believed that nuclear energy is one to solve all the energy problems of mankind. From nuclear power plants to aircraft that need to be recharged every 22 years since the Second World War, the great discovery of the atomic walked side by side with renewable energy. Under certain conditions, the energy of the atom can be quite safe and give warmth to millions of people each year. But sometimes it's the heat can be unbearable.
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According to the creators of the series, it is based on real stories of participants of liquidation: Minister of Oil and Gas Industry of the USSR and the chemist, investigating the causes of the accident. It is for them we see the characters in the series. Indeed, from the very beginning of the "Chernobyl" is striking in its realism and the mode of transmission of the Soviet entourage of those years. The attention to detail literally maniacal. And it's a given that shot it was not close in spirit and mentality of the people. However, some points in it still raises questions not only with narrative (history), but also a scientific point of view.
Read: As far as Chernobyl show precise terms of science?
In the last series of the series "Chernobyl" HBO's Russian scientists discover the truth of what happened to cause the explosion of reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, "pollinate" subsequently radioactive cesium in 17 countries in Europe with a total area 207, 5 thousand square kilometers. Accident on Chernobyl identified fundamental shortcomings in RBMK-1000 reactor. Despite this, today 10 reactors of the RBMK-1000 are still operating in Russia. Are they safe? Read: In Russia, until now there are 10 nuclear reactors "Chernobyl type". Are they safe?
Until the 19th century, the Pripyat River basin on the border between Ukraine and Belarus was a wetlands and forests. As usual, people are spoiled. They burned the forest to pasture and cut down trees for timber or fuel to cook and glass of vodka. By the mid-20th century a large part of this industry has disappeared, and the efforts of reforestation, caused by human activity, refreshed Pripyat edge. April 26, 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant on the river Pripyat exploded and caught fire, scattering radiation across the northern hemisphere.
That's where the changes began.
Read: The Chernobyl accident: a disaster for people, good for the environment?
The Chernobyl disaster is still a dark stain on the nuclear power industry. And other serious accidents such as the accident at Fukushima in Japan in 2012 - the only other incident, collected maximum points from seven on the International Nuclear Event Scale - only aggravate the event in Chernobyl.
Also, this accident has launched a chain of reactions and nuclear safety measures worldwide. The whole place must be enclosed in a huge structure, the sarcophagus, which germetizuet and seal some of the most hazardous waste in the world for at least 100 years.
Read: Eighth Wonder of the World: a new sarcophagus over the Chernobyl reactor