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Good Explanation of Physics Behind the Chernobyl Reactor Explosion

A week ago, I came across this very good YouTube clip about the nuclear physics underlying that disaster. While I have seen dozens of reviews of the currently popular HBO miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster, this is one of the very few which goes into the physics of why things went so wrong. To make a long story short, the reactor design was less idiot-proof than should have been the case for something designed for routine power generation. FYI, Chernobyl-4 was the only one of the RBMK type to actually suffer such an accident. It might interest readers to know that all other reactors of this design type never experienced any major issue and ten are still completely operational and generating power as usual. The most important lesson of Chernobyl is that any product or service meant for mass use has to be way more idiot-proof than otherwise necessary.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. Jack Donovan
    June 22, 2019 at 8:29 am

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    Everyone laughed at me and ‘lil Jack didn’t get covered in feces on this fine summer evening….

    You Hindu Muffins are wrecking my GAYme….

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