Essays Tagged: "Chernobyl disaster"

Chernobyl, an environmental issue as well as a severe health issue for people

there is a problem. The government of the Soviet Union was the owner of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. When there was a problem, the government immediately sent soldiers to surround the plant ... nd egg cells, later on effecting their children and their generation. Before the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl had a melt down, a joint US and Japanese research team set up in Hiroshima to study the ef ...

(7 pages) 117 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

What happened at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, on April 26, 1986, was the biggest nuclear accident in nuclear histor ... ive particles into the world. And, it all happened because of a careless experiment.The disaster at Chernobyl (at left) cannot even be called an accident. It was the result of an experiment to see if ... overheated, and blew up.This did not happen without human intervention. Director Bryukhanov of the Chernobyl Plant and Chief Engineer Fomin (both at left) decided that the experiment would be a 'pure ...

(10 pages) 182 0 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

What Have We Learned From Three-Mile Island After 17 Years?

- -What Have We Learned From Three-Mile Island After 17 Years ?(Implications for Future Chernobyl's )Today in our energy hungry world, the reliance on nuclear power is getting larger and l ... experienced if not the worst technogenic environmental disaster of the 20th century ten years ago- Chernobyl, together with the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island seventeen years ago, most people ... al that we understand both the logic andoutcomes of such disasters. Today 10 years later,effects of Chernobyl are still hazardous and have been detected all over theworld. Belarus, a country most affe ...

(4 pages) 61 0 4.6 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chernobyl

there is a problem. The government of the Soviet Union was the owner of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. When there was a problem, the government immediately sent soldiers to surround the plant ... nd egg cells, later on effecting their children and their generation. Before the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl had a melt down, a joint US and Japanese research team set up in Hiroshima to study the ef ...

(7 pages) 80 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This essay is about the affect of human changes to the environment. It uses two cases: the inncident at Cherenobyl and the draining of the Aral sea.

al examples of societies changing the environment to benefit their lives. Two cases of this are the Chernobyl' accident and the draining of the Aral Sea.The Chernobyl' nuclear power plant was built by ... incident that happened there had many. On April 26, 1986 there was a planned shutdown occurring at Chernobyl'. When reactor number 4 was at low power it became very unstable, after a sudden power sur ...

(2 pages) 63 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Nuclear energy.

igned and improperly functioning plant can create massive problems, the best example of this is the Chernobyl accident, and this is a worst case scenario. During the accident tons of radioactive was r ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

The chernobyl explosion

On April 26, 1986, reactor Number 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant went critical. The result was an uncontrolled reaction that made a steam exp ... I could have done the Challenger explosion, but that would have too easy, and I knew nothing about Chernobyl when I saw the name on my little list. I hadn't even heard of it before, so I thought it m ... least looked like that it was true. I found some crazy stuff, like an article that a UFO prevented Chernobyl from exploding in a huge nuclear fireball that would have wiped most of Europe off the glo ...

(2 pages) 51 2 1.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Global Thematic essay on Geography and Society

rned around and changed the human race as well. Two major examples of this in global history is the Chernobyl Meltdown and the Great Wall of China. These changes have greatly impacted the lives of tho ... f these innovations and disasters will forever affect the world. The first major change, the Chernobyl nuclear plant, had been built by the USSR in 1983, near the small city of Pripayt. It was ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Chernobyl, this is about what happen to the chernbyl nuclear reactor

April 26, 1986 at 1:23 am the core of the fourth reactor at the V.I. Lenin nuclear power station in Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded, ripping off the roof, and spaying radioactive material everywhere. Cher ... action. If too few control rods are in the reactor, the result will most likely catastrophic, as at Chernobyl.The Soviet RBMK reactors were unsafe from the start. The first reactor built in the early ...

(13 pages) 43 1 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Health Concerns of Expousure to Radiation

hat you might receive from a nuclear power plant. On 1986, after several human errors, reactor 4 at Chernobyl Power Plant exploded. The explosion leveled thousands of tons of steel and concrete. The s ... short and long term effects. The birth defect rate nearly doubled thousands of miles away from the Chernobyl site. Around 150,000 were put in danger for thyroid cancer and 800,000 for developing leuk ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

A biography about the Chernobyl accident. I did it for science, but you can use it for anything. I can be used for science, history, and English.

In Chernobyl, USSR, now known now as Ukraine, on Monday April 26, 1986, a reactor of the nuclear power ... radioactive isotopes into the air of the Ukraine and other countries eastern, and northern east to Chernobyl. People had to evacuate the Chernobyl area because of the risk of radioactive exposure. Ch ... ned, Why this is a problem, and conclustion. This is soppose to be a environmental problem essay on Chernobyl.

(1 pages) 42 2 1.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Enviroment

ter environmental threat are nuclear power stations. We all know how tragic the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster are. People are beginning to realise that environment problems are not somebody e ...

(1 pages) 649 3 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Chernobyl: nuclear melt down- parties responsible.

seen when reactor number four at the nuclear power plant located 25km away from the obscure city of Chernobyl (in north-central Ukraine), exploded and released enormous amounts of nuclear material int ... exploded and released enormous amounts of nuclear material into the atmosphere. On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl's anonymity vanished forever in a catastrophe where 32 lives were officially lost, but so ...

(7 pages) 36 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Isotopes in Society: Xenon

radioactivity, which can cause several diseases such as cancer to the thyroid gland.The accident in Chernobyl, Ukraine, was that of a nuclear meltdown at one of the nuclear power stations which contai ... rom the usage of xenon-135.The release of it into the atmosphere (such as it was on the accident in Chernobyl) has had great effects on the surrounding areas, and has posed a threat onto the environme ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.2 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Chernobyl

ChernobylChernobyl was a nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union that had the biggest power plant di ... detail at all and just stated a few facts so it was not very helpful to me.What really happened at Chernobyl? Why did the accident really happen? There are many reasons that caused the incident and I ... find all of the answers I am looking for, I will probably continue to research more on the accident Chernobyl had a massive accident that happened for a number of reasons, and had many effects that to ...

(11 pages) 40 0 3.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Damages Caused By Nuclear Accidents

Many places have suffered from nuclear radiation exposure, such as Chernobyl, Marshall Islands, Japan, the United States, and Kurchatov (Braverstock). Due to the risks ... lobal, agricultural, and natural ecosystems, and, in turn, on human society" (3).On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl, a generating station in the Soviet Union, is considered responsible for over 200,000 deat ... which is causing scientists to have trouble studying the effects of the radiation (NEA).Even before Chernobyl occurred, Three Mile Island had already been deemed a disaster area. In Royaton, Pennsylva ...

(7 pages) 29 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chernobyl

Chernobyl was one of the largest and most powerful nuclear reactors in the former Soviet Union. It w ... ll the pressure tubes and blew off the entire top of the reactor.There were two major explosions at Chernobyl, the first destroyed the reactor number four, and the second blew lumps of fuel and graphi ... ng more property. The fires were only the first emergency. The first fire fighters to arrive at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had 3 fire engines and were led by Lieutenant Pravik of the Chernobyl ...

(8 pages) 51 0 5.0 May/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster The history of the problem or issue.A large nuclear power plant in Cherno ... erous surge in radio activity and was able to use wind patterns to discover that it was coming from Chernobyl. It was four days after the accident that Moscow radio and television reported the catastr ... ns that nuclear disaster occurred. Experts in the west have agreed that the nuclear reactors of the Chernobyl type were poorly designed and unsafe. Second military considerations were thought to be mo ...

(4 pages) 31 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Who made nature our enemy?

the people who had nothing to do with it, to clean it up, and live with the consequences.After the Chernobyl disaster women we force to change their life style dramatically, because they were in fear ... feel like the lost their “joie de vivre”, which when translated means: joy to live.After Chernobyl the standard of living drastically changed, women had changed their lifestyle almost compl ...

(4 pages) 18 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Why Nuclear Power is Shunned in America

osophy 3KaufmanWhy Nuclear Power is Shunned in AmericaOn April 26, 1986, a meltdown occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, releasing tons of radioactive smoke over Europe, which is ... cancer rates in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. Those who were affected by radiation fallout from the Chernobyl disaster, or those who experienced the horror of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science