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    Having read several books on this catastrophe I was tempted yet again to learn about the disaster which affected directly among others my country to a still unknown degree The Midnight in Chernobyl is one of the best non

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    Surreal and demoralizing Midnight in Chernobyl tells the true story of the worst nuclear accident in the history o

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    I’ve been deeply fascinated with Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Explosion ever since I read Svetlana Alexievich’s brilliant and deeply soul crushing Voices from Chernobyl The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster that was

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    Had you asked me a week ago what I know about Chernobyl I'd have been able to muster only one short phrase A nuclear accident in the former So

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    Evgeny Velikhov asked Deputy Minis

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    Growing up during the 80s and the final stages of the cold war I remember many big defining stories in the 80s and early 90s Reagan vs Gorbachev The arms race The fall of the Berlin Wall But probably the biggest event with the longest lasting impact is the Chernobyl disasterWhile the Berlin Wall falling was a big deal and has had a lasting impact on the political climate in Europe there are very few remaining sections some memo

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    Chernobyl The thriller like account of the disaster and it‘s aftermath On 25 April 1986 the technicians prepared to do a routine maintenance

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    The Chernobyl disaster is an event that has fascinated me over the past couple of decades I was in my early teens when it actually

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    Riveting horrifying absolutely STELLAR reporting I have always been fascinated in horror at the Chernobyl disaster and this book was

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    The worst nuclear disaster in history occurred April 26th 1986 in northern Ukraine Chernobyl's deputy chief engineer for science was the first to call back He calmly explained what he knew Unit Four had been taken off line for routine maintenance and some kind of electrical tests were being carried out; exactly what he couldn't say During those tests an accident had occurredBut when asked about the progress of

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Adiation as an invisible killerChernobyl was also a key event in the destruction of the Soviet Union and with it the United States’ victory in the Cold War For Moscow it was a political and financial catastrophe as much as an environmental and scientific one With a total cost of 18 billion rubles at the time euivalent to 18 billion Chernobyl bankrupted an already teetering economy and revealed to its population a state built upon a pillar of lies The full story of the events that started that night in the control room of Reactor No4 of the VI Lenin Nuclear Power Plant has never been told until now Through two de. Evgeny Velikhov asked Deputy Minister Silayev to call Gorbachev with a message Tell him that our outhouse is overflowing and they ll have to climb a mountain of shit Midnight in Chernobyl is a comprehensive account of the events leading up to and resulting from the meltdown of Reactor Number Four at Chernobyl power station It details not only the technical failures that led to the meltdown but also the interpersonal dynamics and prevailing attitudes of secrecy and sycophancy within the USSR governmental structure that contributed to the disaster It also explores the subseuent confusion around how to contain the nuclear fallout and the monumental efforts by so many firefighters plant operators scientists doctors and ordinary citizens to undo the damage and save livesI went in knowing almost nothing about Chernobyl and found it absolutely fascinating and eye opening The author did a great job building a cohesive narrative out of what must have been hundreds of people s testimonies and a considerable amount of data likely obscured by secrecy and the passage of time I found I had no trouble understanding the technical explanations around how the reactor worked and what led to its ultimate meltdownOne of the things I found most interesting is the book s exploration of the part that cultural and interpersonal dysfunctions played in contributing to and exacerbating the after effects of the meltdown When General Pikalov forecast the decontamination work would take up to seven years to complete the hardline Politburo member Yegor Ligachev exploded in fury He told Pikalov he would have seven monthsAnd if you haven t done it by then we ll relieve you of your Party cardEsteemed Yegor Kuzmich the general replied if that is the situation you needn t wait seven months to take my Party card You can have it now There were so many nuggets of gold like this one within the book The focus on each individual person and their motivations and emotions brought them to life on the pages It turned what could have been a dry nonfiction account into a captivating readIf you ve ever been curious about what happened at Chernobyl I highly recommend this book It s accessible to the layman and contains so many insightful and often inadvertently humorous passages on what went so horribly wrong and the heroic effort to set it right Especially at this time when we are all dealing with a viral disaster in the making it can offer a bit of relief to escape and read about a completely different disaster from the past

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The definitive dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster based on original reporting and new archival researchApril 25 1986 in Chernobyl was a turning point in world history The disaster not only changed the world’s perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it but also our understanding of the planet’s delicate ecology With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the 30 kilometer Exclusion Zone the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters the farmland lashed with black rain the event fixed for all time the notion of r. Surreal and demoralizing Midnight in Chernobyl tells the true story of the worst nuclear accident in the history of the world This statement by one of the officers from the Department of Internal Affairs of the former USSR sums it up He wrote in the official log on that horrible morning about six hours after the explosion at 707 am that The situation is normal The radiation level is rising These two opposing statements tell the story of a group of bureaucrats so invested in their careers and frozen by shock that the manager of the plant never gave the order to evacuate the town of Pripyat which was 2 miles away The leaders of the plant were crazed and couldn t or wouldn t act to save lives those of their workers or the town s people They also actively sought to cover it up This criminal negligence was also done by the government of the USSR They hid the accident from the world and also their own peopleThey also started looking for scapegoats The design of the reactors there were four online and 2 being built at Chernobyl were faulty from the start because of their unsafe design Many physicists had pointed out 2 major problems with them but were ignored Later it was acknowledged that several smaller accidents had happened with these reactors in different places in Soviet Russia but had been hushed up As a member of the IAEA the Soviets were supposed to report any nuclear accidents but secrecy was kingThe designers of this particular reactor had ignored 10 years of warningsAlso and this is horrific apparently radiation poisoning was not understood well by the workers or the plant managers who had little to no safety euipment no high powered showers many men injured in the plant wore the same canvas uniforms for days before being treated One poor man had walked through radioactive waste water and his skin came off in strips later After the accident was over they sent firefighters directly into the building without protectionThese same plant workers who suffered cruel deaths in mere days and weeks after the accident were later found guilty and blamed for the accident and their heroic sacrifice to try and shut down the reactor were not recognized until recently There had been mistakes made but if a safe shutdown system had been designed the reactor would have never melted down This accident and its effect on the economy was one of the things that eventually lead to the breakdown of the former Soviet Union