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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Author: Adam Higginbotham
Publisher: London : Transworld Publishers Ltd, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It all began with a simple test. The operators working the night shift at the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Plant in Chernobyl would simulate the conditions of a power failure. The key question was whether the water turbines would continue spinning long enough to keep the uranium reactor cool, before the emergency generator kicked in. It would all be over in a few minutes. Twenty-four hours later, Reactor No. 4 was an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Higginbotham
ISBN: 9780593076835 0593076834
OCLC Number: 1138584621
Notes: Hardback.
Description: 560 pages ; 240 x 162 mm
Responsibility: Adam Higginbotham.

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Midnight In Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of history's worst nuclear disaster, of human resilience and ingenuity and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will  Read more...

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Highly readable . . . Higginbotham [is] a skilled science writer. . . . Mr. Higginbotham's book reflects extensive on-the-scene research. . . . and vividly describes the futile attempts of engineers Read more...

 
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