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  • Four Percent Of The Reactor's Radioactive Material
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    It was to be the largest nuclear complex in the world, the Soviet Union's pride for the energy industry. But one day, something went terribly wrong. Chernobyl, a town located 70 miles north of Kiev, Ukraine (Pringle, 64), had four reactors to supply much of Ukraine's power in the region (Edwards, 104). To run an experiment on the reactor, technicians disabled key safety systems. The reactor had a good record of safety (Pringle, 64-65). Inside reactor Number Four, engineers reduced power below tw...
  • Nuclear Power Industries In Russia And Ukraine
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    The Chernobyl Accident The Chernobyl Accident negatively affected not only the people of the Ukraine and surrounding countries; it also affected the economy, health and the environment. The Disaster Occurs On April 26th, 1986, something horribly went wrong with reactor four at the power plant in Chernobyl. This accident has so far been the worst one in the world's history of power plants. This accident was caused partly by the operator and partly by faults in the reactor construction. There was ...
  • Sign Of An Improving Ukrainian Economy
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    Since moving into a market economy, the Ukraine has faced many problems which have threatened its very existence. High unemployment, inflation, a lack of money to pay for social and economic programs, the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and an overall slow move to a free market economy have combined to cause great poverty and suffering for the Ukrainian people. Despite everything going against it, the Ukraine has taken the first steps to turning its situation around, and alleviating t...
  • Eastern Part Of Ukraine
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    Ukraine Ukrainians are people from Ukraine. A country west of Russia, located in the eastern part of Europe. The capitol of Ukraine is Kiev, it is located in the eastern part of Ukraine. It is the busiest city in Ukraine. Odessa, another city in Ukraine, is the biggest tourist attraction in Ukraine. It consists of warm weather with beautiful beaches. The territory of Ukraine is mostly a level, treeless plain, calls 'steppe'. There are the Crimean Mountains in the Crimean peninsula and the Carpat...
  • Chernobyl Disaster
    338 words
    The Chernobyl disaster began in the early morning hours of April 25, 1986 when a shift operating the nuclear reactor exploded showering radioactive debris from the power nuclear plant in the northern Ukraine over most of eastern Europe. This radioactivity was hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombings at Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The explosion left the surrounding area looking like a ghost town. People rushed to get themselves and their families to safety. It left in its aftermath an...

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