Reference book - April 26, 1986: CHERNOBYL | Armorama™

Illustrated with 180 photographs, Chernobyl offers an original photographic exploration of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

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As Reactor No. 4 melted down, its core expanded uncontrollably till, through its fissured casing, radioactive particles erupted into the sky.

A bit of a strange description of what was basically a steam explosion (which caused the reactor vessel lid to do an impersonation of a flipped coin) followed by a fire in the exposed core which created a plume past the displaced lid. I hope the other descriptions in the book are more technically correct and less Tabloid Headline in style.



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Haha, very good point! :grin:

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We live in a world of sound bites and click bait, technical stuff is sooo boring…

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