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EP 21: The Chernobyl Disaster (Storytime)

September 12th, 2021

The April 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine was the product of a flawed Soviet reactor design coupled with serious mistakes made by the plant operators. The accident caused the largest uncontrolled radioactive release into the environment ever recorded for any civilian operation, and large quantities of radioactive substances were released into the air for about 10 days. This accident affected many lives and changed how the world deals with nuclear material, even now. Listen now to hear this story and maybe learn new facts about one of history’s most infamous man-made disasters.

Follow the link for show notes and references https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-RKfpkmbNmHMGRSpR2sV-bcT0MEGtWAFAoMe25e-Ll0/edit?usp=sharing 

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