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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 fiction th

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    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

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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 f

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    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 interpe

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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 e

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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 happened and although I remember seeing the news stories about the disaster on TV being an adolescent at the time with an adolescent's priorities it didn't really register with me As I've gotten older I have become interested in reading about historical events that took place either before I

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    Riveting horrifying absolutely STELLAR reporting I have always been fascinated in horror at the Chernobyl disaster and this book was JUST what I needed to wrap my mind around it The only criticism I can possibly think of is that I wo

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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 rout

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The definitive Chernobyl The PDF #200 dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster based on original reporting and new archival researchAprilin Chernobyl was a turning point in world history The disaster not only changed the world’s perception of nuclear power and the Midnight in Epubscience 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 kilometer Exclusion Zone the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters the farmland lashed with black in Chernobyl The Kindle #208 rain the event fixed for all time t. 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

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As never been told until now Through two decades of reporting new archival information and firsthand interviews with witnesses journalist Adam Higginbotham tells the full dramatic story including Alexander Akimov and Anatoli Dyatlov who represented the best and worst of Soviet life denizens of a vanished world of secret policemen internal passports food lines and heroic self sacrifice for the Motherland Midnight in Chernobyl award worthy nonfiction that reads like sci fi shows not only the final epic struggle of a dying empire but also the story of individual heroism and desperate ingenious technical improvisation joining forces against a new kind of enem. Riveting horrifying absolutely STELLAR reporting I have always been fascinated in horror at the Chernobyl disaster and this book was JUST what I needed to wrap my mind around it The only criticism I can possibly think of is that I would have loved even MORE pictures but I was able to find tons on The Atlantic and Nat Geo and Time online to fulfill my need for visual confirmation What I found even fascinating about this account than the many articles I had read previously was the detailed analysis of the role that the Soviet culture and politics played in the cause of the disaster and the impact that disaster had on the downfall of the Soviet empireI can t recommend this book highly enough FYI I have zero background knowledge of nuclear science whatsoever and was able to grasp enough in this book to understand what happened Also don t let the size intimidate you almost a 14 of the book is endnotes

Read é PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ê Adam Higginbotham

He notion of radiation as an invisible killerChernobyl was also a key event in in Chernobyl The Untold Story Kindle the destruction of the Soviet Union and with it the United States’ victory in the Cold War For Moscow it was a political and in Chernobyl The Untold Story Kindle financial catastrophe as much as an environmental and scientific one With a total cost of billion rubles at the time euivalent to 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 No of the VI Lenin Nuclear Power Plant h. 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 Soviet Union I couldn t have told you anything than that When my friend Beata reviewed this book I realised how ignorant I was on this topic The review was enticing and I decided to read this book How happy I am that I did Shout out to Beata Midnight in Chernobyl reads like an apocalyptic thriller I did not want to put this book down Wow Author Adam Higginbotham certainly did his homework This book is full of so much information about this the worst nuclear accident in world history He tells of how the USSR cut corners during construction of their nuclear power plants in order to save money How the operators were ignorant of the risks and not properly trained How during a rundown experiment of one of the reactors at Chernobyl there was an explosion How the men at the plant bravely risked their lives to put out the ensuing fire several losing their lives and many others becoming gravely ill and suffering severe radiation burns Mr Higginbotham takes us on a nail biting hair raising ride detailing the fight to contain the fire and how many of those in charge were in denial of the severity of the accident It was anxiety inducing to read how they delayed evacuation of the citizens of nearby Pripyet because they didn t want word of the catastrophe to get out to the wider world It is absolutely horrifying how they allowed so many people to be exposed to dangerous levels of radiation and I just kept wanting to race back through time and warn those poor peopleThe book goes on to tell of the clean up and investigation of the accident and of the later repercussions to both humans and animals a total of 20000 domestic and agricultural animals were killed by huntsmen due to their radiation levels The cleanup was vast exposing even people to the radioactive material However only ten suare kilometers of the zone would ever be truly decontaminated A total cleanup would have reuired nearly six hundred million tonnes of topsoil to have been removed and buried as nuclear wasteI learned so much from this book and found it absolutely riveting I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to learn about this incredible tragedy