Whether it is accidental, natural causes or deliberate...any nuclear facility meltdown will send radioactive materials throughout the world on the winds circling the earth. Trying to fix the problem before it is too late is a herculean task. This is why the world is on edge about this facility and all the others in Ukraine!
Let’s go back to 1986 in history when Chernobyl had a melt down. This area was in what we now know as the independent country of Ukraine. The Russians, who had to try to fix Chernobyl after the meltdown are now, once again, in charge of the largest nuclear facility in the world, as they have invaded Ukraine. The recent firing on the facility by Russian military, causing a fire, are now controlling the facility. Had the other reactors lost their cooling power, it could have easily been another Chernobyl…contaminating the entire world.
Here is history about Chernobyl and the worst nuclear accident in history.
Will it happen again?
The Chernobyl disaster was occurred on 26 April 1986 in Ukraine. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western USSR and Europe. It is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, and is one of only two, the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers…many of whom died from radiation. (Wikipedia)
6o Minutes gave this report in 2014 on Chernobyl, the same year that Russia invaded the eastern part of Ukraine, with their eye on taking over the entire country…as it is trying to do now, 2022. Viewing this may give us some insight to this nuclear meltdown and how dangerous it is that the invading country of Russia has the Ukrainian Power Plant in their control.
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