*INTRODUCTION*

The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station on Saturday, April 26, 1986, was undoubtedly the world's greatest nuclear accident. While only about 3% of the reactor core escaped, it was enough to kill those near it, and damage food and crops WORLD WIDe.


Contents:

Location
Information on Chernobyl's geoGRAPHical location
Maps of Chernobyl and its surroundings
Reactor Analysis
Description of Nuclear Reactors and how they work (specifically the RBMK-type reactors)
Diagrams showing the RBMK-type reactor design and layout
History of Accidents?
Were there many EMERGENCies and unscheduled shut-downs at the Power Station before the explosion?



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