Updated: 1/14/2021

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  • Good evening Fred.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Here lies Fred
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