My name is Viktor Brukhano, and I am the director of this project.
My name is Grigori Medvedev, and I will be leading this team of engineers.
Turn the machines on!
Viktor Brukhanov had devoted most of his adult life to the communist dream of bringing electricity to the USSR. Anatoly Dyatlov Deputy chief engineer for operations at the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station.
How the did the test go today?
In 1970, the Construction of the town of Pripyat, one of 9 “atom towns” begins, to be inhabited by future employees of the nuclear power plants. Discussions take place in Kiev about the type of nuclear plant to be built at Chernobyl.
The first of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plants' four reactors are ready to operate. According to data held by the KGB, design deviations and violations of construction and assembly are occurring in the construction of the 2nd generating unit.
In 1986, the tests began at the Power Plant. The purpose of the test was to observe the dynamics of the RMBK reactor with limited power flow. At the moment reactor power slipped to 30 MW thermal, he insisted the operators continue the test.
Hours later, the reactor reaches 120 times its full power. All the radioactive fuel disintegrates, and pressure from all of the excess steam which was supposed to go to the turbines broke every one of the pressure tubes leading to an explosion.
By May, 116,000 people that had been living within a 30-kilometer radius had been evacuated and later relocated. About 1000 of these returned. Eventually, thousands of people would show signs of health effects including cancer from the fallout.