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Chernobyl ppt

  1. 1. Chernobyl Power Plant Model
  2. 2. The Chernobyl Disaster 1986 Now
  3. 3. Location Chernobyl NPP is located 10 miles north of the city of Chernobyl in a city known as Pripyat.
  4. 4. Pripyat, now in the zone of alienation, was founded in 1970 with the purpose of housing the workers of the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility. This is it now.
  5. 5. Lost City
  6. 6. FACTS • 30 km Zone of Alienation (approx.18 miles in diameter) • Government has guard posts/checkpoints around the area. Guided tours are now allowed. • Wind and water continue to spread the nuclear radiation. • The soil in the area is contaminated with radiation. 5 to 8 million people still live in contaminated areas.
  7. 7. What happened?????? • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/guides /456900/456957/html/nn1page1.stm
  8. 8. HOW MANY DIED? Greenpeace 2006 • Acute Radiation Sickness (ARS) deaths in 1986: 28 • ARS patients who died later: 19 (some from other causes) • Others who died during explosion: 2 • Child thyroid cancer deaths (1992-2002): 15 (UN figure) • Predicted extra cancer deaths: from 4,000 (UN) to 93,000 (Greenpeace) • Estimated deaths from non-cancer causes 1990-2004: 107,000 (Greenpeace) • Dozens killed in accidents building sarcophagus (according to an engineer)
  9. 9. Future: Chernobyl Arch • The arch will last for 100 to 300 years, while the fuel will remain deadly for thousands. • Some of the plutonium will be decaying into americium, which is even more hazardous for health.
  10. 10. Today’s problems • They were intended to be temporary, but 20 years on, only half of them have even been mapped and inventoried. • slowly seeping radionuclides into ground water

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