On this day, April 26th, 1986...
A major nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine ...
The disaster at the was the product of a flawed Soviet reactor design coupled with serious mistakes made by the plant operators. It was a direct consequence of Cold War isolation and the resulting lack of any safety culture.
At the time nuclear scientists believed that the radiation would last 500 years.
Twenty-three years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Solo East Travel offers an ecological tour of the power plant. Visitors get to see a reactor, the "dead town" of Pripyat, and the "red forest" where pine trees turned reddish orange because of radiation.
I wonder if the nuclear scientists went back and changed all of their papers and books
“No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by the experience of life as that you should never trust experts.” Lord Salisbury