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OP-ED: Still no Escape from Killer Chernobyl

Analysis by Peter Custers

LEIDEN, the Netherlands, Apr 25 2011 (IPS) - The accident could have served as a wake-up call to the whole of humanity. Twenty-five years ago, on Apr. 26 1986, disaster struck at the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear complex in the Ukrainian state of the former Soviet Union.

The accident actually started taking shape in the preceding night, when workers undertook a turbine test that had incompletely been carried out before the nuclear plant became operational. When the test was being carried out, the automatic emergency system was shut down, undermining reactor safety.

 
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OP-ED: Still No Escape From Killer Chernobyl

Analysis by Peter Custers

LEIDEN, the Netherlands, Apr 24 2011 (IPS) - The accident could have served as a wake-up call to the whole of humanity. Twenty-five years ago, on Apr. 26 1986, disaster struck at the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear complex in the Ukrainian state of the former Soviet Union.
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