What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl?

From Reactions.

On April 26, 1986 the Soviet Union’s Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded. This week on Reactions, we talk about the chemistry behind this catastrophic event.

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Credits:
Producer: Andrew Sobey
Writer: Samantha Jones, PhD
Scientific Consultants: Roger N. Blomquist, Ph.D. Michael P. Short, Ph.D., Najmedin Meshkati, Ph.D., Harry Elston, Ph.D.
Executive Producer: George Zaidan

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By Si Phelps, Neologist

Sources:
https://www.compoundchem.com/2016/04/26/nuclear-reactors/
http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/appendices/chernobyl-accident-appendix-1-sequence-of-events.aspx
http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/nuclear-power-reactors/appendices/rbmk-reactors.aspx
http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/chernobyl-accident.aspx
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/NucEne/xenon.html
https://www.unscear.org/unscear/en/chernobyl.html
https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/thirty-three-years-catastrophe-chernobyl-universal-lesson-global-nuclear-power-industry
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1468-5973.12078

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