The Causes and Effects of the Nuclear Accident At the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant A meltdown has occurred.Millions will feel the effects of this disaster.”An accident has occurred at Chernobyl nuclear power station. One of the atomic reactors has been damaged. Measures are being taken to eliminate the consequences of the accident. Aid is being given to the victims. A government commission has been set up.”This was thefirst report given to the Russian people following the worst nuclear accident in history.
By the time this report was broadcast, hundreds of thousands of people had already been unwittingly exposed to high levels of radioactivity and millions more would soon be affected.The disaster at Chernobyl was caused by gross human error, which has resulted in catastrophic damage to the environment and to the health of those exposed to the fallout. Many mistakes were made before, during and after the meltdown.It will be shown that if all of the precautions had been taken during the testing of Reactor No.
4, this whole disaster may not have occurred.Because of the lack of safety, millions of curies of radiation have been expelled into the environment.The water supply, farms and animals used for food have been effected by this pollution.The environment is not the only thing that was effected.Many people have suffered from many different types of medical conditions.The three main ones were:radiation sickness, thyroid disease and psychological disorders.Thyroid cancer has become prevalent among those who were children when the accident happened.
Many misfortunes have come about because of the meltdown at Chernobyl. The meltdown of the core of Reactor No.4 at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (the actual name of the plant was V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station) began as a routine shutdown procedure.It was ordered that a newly installed rundown unit would be tested in conjunction with the shu…