We watched the TV series "Chernobyl" and do not calm down? Read what happened after the accident

Have you already moved away from watching “Chernobyl”? This historical series, shot based on what is happening at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in April 1986 by HBO, struck by its depth, accuracy of details and seemed to let it survive. Of course, films and real life cannot be compared, but for this purpose films are also filmed: in an attempt to convey. Despite the resonance caused by the series, a lot was said and written about this catastrophe, and much remains to be written and said. Read, it's interesting.

What to read after watching the series "Chernobyl"

To find out what to do with the zonealienation, we need to know how life reacts. More and more studies are choosing Chernobyl and its environs as their goal. Researchers should be involved in research, knowledgeable both in ecology and radiation directly, so that there are no questions about the quality of the research. By the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident there were two points of view on the consequences of this accident, and they are diametrically opposed.

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When the bombs fall, the face of the planet will changeforever and ever. For 50 years, this fear did not leave people. It is enough for one person to press the button - and the nuclear apocalypse will break out. Today, we are not experiencing so much. The Soviet Union collapsed, the bipolar world, too, the idea of ​​mass destruction turned into a cinematic stamp. However, the threat will never go away forever. Bombs are still waiting until someone presses a button. And new enemies will always be. Scientists must conduct tests and build models to understand what will happen to life after the explosion of this bomb. Some people will survive. But life in the smoldering remains of the destroyed world will change completely.

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Once upon a time, people believed that nuclear energyonce solve all the energy problems of mankind. From nuclear power plants to airliners, which need to be recharged once every 22 years, since the Second World War, great atomic discoveries have gone side by side with renewable energy. Under certain conditions, the energy of the atom can be quite safe and give heat to millions of people a year. But sometimes this heat can be unbearable.

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According to the creators of the series, it is based onreal stories of participants in the liquidation: Minister of Construction of Oil and Gas Enterprises of the USSR and a chemist who investigated the causes of the accident. It is their characters that we see in the series. Indeed, from the very beginning, Chernobyl impresses with its realism and the way the Soviet entourage is transferred from those years. Attention to detail is literally manic. And this is taking into account the fact that people who were completely close in spirit and mentality shot it. Nevertheless, some moments in it still raise questions not only from a narrative (historical), but also from a scientific point of view.

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In the last series of the series "Chernobyl"TV scientists HBO Russian scientists discover the truth about the cause of the explosion of the reactor of the 4th power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which later “pollinated” radioactive cesium in 17 European countries with a total area of ​​207.5 thousand square kilometers. The disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant revealed fundamental shortcomings in the RBMK-1000 reactor. Despite this, today 10 RBMK-1000 type reactors are still operating in Russia. Are they safe?

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Until the 19th century, the Pripyat River basin on the border betweenUkraine and Belarus was a wetland and forest. As usual, people messed things up. They burned wood for pastures and cut down trees for wood or fuel to make glass and vodka. By the middle of the 20th century, most of this industry had disappeared, and reforestation efforts caused by human activity refreshed the Pripyat region. On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on the Pripyat River exploded and caught fire, scattering radiation throughout the northern hemisphere.

This is where the change began.

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The Chernobyl disaster still lies darkstain on nuclear power. And other serious incidents, such as the Fukushima accident in Japan in 2012 — the only other incident that scored a maximum of seven points on the International Nuclear Event Scale — only aggravate the Chernobyl event.

This accident also launched a chain of reactions and measuresto ensure nuclear safety worldwide. All this place needs to be enclosed in a huge structure, a sarcophagus that seals and seals some of the most hazardous waste in the world for at least 100 years.

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