Thanks for sharing that Styru, abit info i know myself on this...
On the blurb below the video it says "The disaster occured on 26 April 1986 at reactor number four when a power outage surge led to a series of explosions and a plume of radioactive smoke"
It wasn't a power outage surge that blew it, it was the reactor drivers. They where inexperienced and relatively new to that job, it was on a nightshift with a skeleton crew of only 3 or 4 people, cant remember exact numbers. The supervisor in charge basically took the reactor right up to produce more power. He produced so much heat in it that when it went alarmingly high the control rods had bent out of alignment and couldn't be properly lowered to cool it. This type of reactor design didnt have fail safes in those days (during the cold war) because the Russian's didnt want anyone taking the station (if they couldnt have it then nobody could)
Interesting fact is that when you look at the reactor building that blew up, to the right of that is the other reactor... when no 4 blew up, do you know how long it took before the one next to it got turned off? 25 years...... only because of WANO.
When this blew up in 86, the world media wasn't nowhere near as quick as it is these days. I have friends at work who came out of Hartlepool power station after a days work when the fence alarms etc went off and people had to stop because the scanners told then they had contam... turns out the fall out from Chernobyl had actually sent the alarms off on that station but nobody had a clue why for a few good hours, imagine how scary that would have been lol
Anyway dont take that as a rant, just thought i would share abit interesting info :)
nice view there but they are all opinions rather than facts, they can only speculate as to what the actual "nail in the coffin" was to the disaster. Will the real truth ever be revealed or the real actual cause ever be known fully, who knows.
I actually heard they unplugged the cooling system so they could plug in their atari to play pacman, which caused a power spike as it was chinese import lol (just kidding)
No he wasnt, they were attempting to practice a power-down cycle in preparation for an emergency stop
I was a cock up none the less, but it the original intention was not to produce more power at all - completely the opposite. in fact the time of the day was very largely down to the fact that the national grid wouldnt let them do it at peak times because they couldnt afford to lose the power
Ive read countless bits of info on this, from many different sources - id be genuinely interested to know where you got yours?
It wasnt a power-down for an emergency stop, they cant ever be full stopped just like that, the reason was because they hadnt done there safety checks on it and they had postponed it because they wanted to keep the reactor working over a Russian bank holiday weekend. I also heard it was the Government that made them continue and not the grid.
I didnt put all the details into the above post, as you know Dubbed, there's so many different opinions on this and i could probably write a couple of pages on what my view is on it. I also heard once that the guys even ran inside of the area and tried to physically move the rods and that there skin was dropping off them as they worked, all sorts of horrible things!
As for the sources, i work in this industry so i need to know about what happened but i will PM you too. I also see by your location you have Bradwell on your doorstep! Do you happen to work there?
Its interesting what peoples views are on this.... Dubbed can you share your opinion on this thread too? Its very interesting