Essays Tagged: "Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant"

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

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

Project on the Chernobyl disaster

The Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred in the city of Chernobyl. At the time of the accident, Chernobyl ... . Today it is located in Ukraine, north of Kiev.It was the night of 25th -26th, April 1986 when the Chernobyl accident occurred. The reactor of Unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was being pr ... toli Dyatlov, deputy chief of Unit 4, Gennady Matlenko from the equipment manufacturers and several Chernobyl engineers had gathered in the control room, hoping to learn from the experiment. At the ma ...

(7 pages) 106 1 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

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

Sociological Analysis of the Chernobyl Disaster

1986, in Ukraine, former USSR, it was a cool night with high humidity levels. The employees of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant were going about their regular duties on their ordinary shifts. Little ... ilent, and deadly in the worse possible ways. At 1:23 AM on the 25th, an explosion in unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred. The graphite core of the reactor had exploded, which then ef ...

(18 pages) 80 1 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Non-renewable fuel sources: Nuclear fuel

risk of a leak, which could go unchecked for quite some time.In the April of 1986 reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. Radioactive fallout from Chernobyl spread throughout Europe ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

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

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

NUCLEAR BRIEFING Describe how the reactor at Three Mile Island (or Chernobyl) was supposed to work. What went wrong and what are the implications of the accident?

NUCLEAR BRIEFINGDescribe how the reactor at Three Mile Island (or Chernobyl) was supposed to work. What went wrong and what are the implications of the accident?On 26 ... dent?On 26th April 1986, what was described as "The world's worst nuclear disaster" occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. 190 tons of highly radioactive uranium and graphite we ... international ecological disaster and as such the issue of safety in nuclear reactors like that at Chernobyl needs to be addressed and the dangers assessed.The staffs at Chernobyl nuclear plant were ...

(5 pages) 33 0 4.5 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

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


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 Cost of Technology

ruses can be developed. Other catastrophes occurred because of nuclear researches. The explosion of Chernobyl nuclear power plant was a horrible disaster not only in Ukraine but in all of East Europe. ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.3 Aug/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Silent Nightmare

issue the following statement through the Soviet News Agency Tass: "An accident has occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant as one of the reactors was damaged." Measures are being taken to elimi ... finally acknowledge what had happened.We now believe that "at least 27 cities and villages near the Chernobyl nuclear plant are too contaminated by radioactivity to be resettled in the foreseeable fut ...

(12 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

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

Envronmental affects of nuclear war

ur worst nightmares of an all-out nuclear war becoming a reality. It is through the accident at the Chernobyl power plant and the dropping of the atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that gave sci ...

(9 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Radiation, its subtle presence

es, beta particles, rays, and to non-ionizing radiation, such as radio and microwave radiation. The Chernobyl and Fukushima incident proved that the technology involving ionizing radiation is not matu ... effects of radiation have been known, negative effects have become clearer. On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl disaster occurred. The Chernobyl disaster occurred when an explosion and fire in a power p ...

(13 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues