Chenobyl by motorbike

“On the Friday evening of April 25, 1986, the reactor crew at Chernobyl-4, prepared to run a test the next day to see how long the turbines would keep spinning and producing power if the electrical power supply went off line. This was a dangerous test, but it had been done before. As a part of the preparation, they disabled some critical control systems – including the automatic shutdown safety mechanisms.”

Filatova Elena Vladimirovna’s story about Chernobyl is a striking reminder of what happens when a nuclear reactor leaks. The younger students find this page interesting, especially the 19 year olds with a birthday in late April. It rained in Birmingham that weekend.

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