Hello John, are you ready for a long night of work.
Are we ready to start the test?
I believe we are. Lets do it.
SHE'S GONNA BLOW!!! RUNNNN!!!
It was April 26, 1986. All was good, but it was soon going to turn terrible. An event that would affect many generations to come was about to happen.
At 1:23 a.m. on April 26, they started a routine exercise to test an emergency water cooling system.
Within seconds of starting this routine exercise, an uncontrolled reaction caused pressure to build up in reactor number 4. The roof of reactor number 4 blew off. A few seconds later another explosion went off and started a fire in reactor number 3.
Due to the initial explosion and all the radiation and smoke, Fred and John died within minutes. They stood no chance, the blast was too strong.
Within 6-8 hours, the firefighters were able to get the fires under control. However, the radiation was still there, and will still be there for a long time.
What are we going to do?
Not sure but we've got to put this out fast.
Fred was one of the 31 people that died from the initial blast of the plant. Many more later died from the radiation effects.