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2019-06-08 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
What Separates Chernobyl from Three Mile Island and Fukushima
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Posted by Fred 2019-06-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [355 views ]  Top
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#1 Windscale in the UK was also handled with a large dose of secrecy, but seems the management were a lot better than at Chernobyl
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-06-08 03:55||   2019-06-08 03:55|| Front Page Top

#2 Aging infrastructure
Analog controls requiring manual monitoring
Jaded inadequately trained workforce
Insufficient management engagement
Unpracticed safety and disaster plans

Huh, they're all the same.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-08 07:33||   2019-06-08 07:33|| Front Page Top

#3 Skidmark, that almost described my time in Uncle Rickover's Nuclear Navy. Except for the drills part.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2019-06-08 08:11||   2019-06-08 08:11|| Front Page Top

#4 Into the Apocalypse: Ghostly ruins, nature running rampant, the ominous crackle of a Geiger counter and a handful of defiant locals who've crept back - a haunting dispatch from Chernobyl's ground zero
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-08 08:21||   2019-06-08 08:21|| Front Page Top

#5 Experts warn Glasgow and Edinburgh could be contaminated with radiation if EDF decide to reopen two nuclear reactors with 400 cracks in the core walls
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-08 09:31||   2019-06-08 09:31|| Front Page Top

#6 One difference is Chernobyl had a Sears garden shed for a containment building.
Posted by Davemac25 2019-06-08 10:19||   2019-06-08 10:19|| Front Page Top

#7 A flammable graphite reactor to start.
Posted by Woodrow Omeans5852 2019-06-08 11:22||   2019-06-08 11:22|| Front Page Top

#8 Fermi 1 prototype breeder reactor failed and shut down for several years. Can't help but think that Fermi 1 and Three-Mile Island added to the hysteria that scuttled the Clinch River Breeder Reactor. This all happened before Chernobyl. Three-Mile Island was controlled whereas Chernobyl was a runaway reactor. Fukushima was a different story with a 9.1 magnitude earthquake and huge tsunami.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-06-08 11:22||   2019-06-08 11:22|| Front Page Top

#9 Worthwhile read on the subject...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-08 11:51||   2019-06-08 11:51|| Front Page Top

#10 More people died in an Oldsmobile driven by Ted Kennedy than died at Three Mile Island.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-06-08 23:11||   2019-06-08 23:11|| Front Page Top

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