What happened to cause the accident?

What really caused the Chernobyl accident?

Four reactors had been completed on the site, and reactors #5 and 6 were under construction. Reactor #4 had been operating for two years and was undergoing maintenance checks and monitoring of the procedures to be used in case of emergency. The monitoring procedure was faulty and in the process of testing, there was an explosion and meltdown at reactor #4 that spewed over 200 times the amount of radiation released at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The accident happened about 1 a.m. the morning of April 26, 1986.

Source: Friends of Chernobyl Centers

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One thought on “What happened to cause the accident?

  1. There are many rumors about the cause of the accident, but I am not sure about the truth. The only thing which we should take into consideration is how safe Chernobyl was. We should pay attention to the new factories in order not to have any problems. Especially in Japan, the engineers must thing about the climate conditions because they have and they will cause many problems, deaths and damage to the local environment.

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