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moftasa

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Psychiatrist based in Cairo, Egypt. More at moftasa.net Mastodon: mastodon.online/@moftasa

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16% complete! moftasa has read 2 of 12 books.

Sergìj Mikolajovič Plohìj: Chernobyl (2018) No rating

An in depth look at the stories of firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who worked to …

Take away notes:

  • Nuclear reactors and nuclear bombs are the same in terms of how they work. One is fast and one is designed to let the chain reaction happen slowly and a reactor has all kinds of rods that go up and down to slow or speed the reaction by absorbing neutrons.
  • VVER reactors are safer than RBMK
  • Chernobyl never had a core catcher underneath which is structure designed to confine the molten core in the event of a meltdown.
  • Engineers who designed Chernobyl has their judgment clouded by their hubris.
  • There are different types of radioactive radiation and not all of them are detected by dosimeters.
  • People who report feeling the effects of the radioactivity have probably received incredibly high doses. Really bad doses start from 100 rem or 1 Sv.
  • The fact that it is invisible threat makes people make all kinds of mistakes in regards to …
Sergìj Mikolajovič Plohìj: Chernobyl (2018) No rating

An in depth look at the stories of firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who worked to …

From the Epilogue:

"Volatile #Egypt is currently building two reactors-its first in history. Are we sure that all these reactors are sound, that safety procedures will be followed to the letter, and that the autocratic regimes running most of those countries will not sacrifice the safety of their people and the world as a whole to get extra energy and cash to build up their military, ensure rapid economic development, and try to head off public discontent? That is exactly what happened in the Soviet Union back in 1986."

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