The Firefighters of Chernobyl

Tim Knifton

As stated in yesterday’s blog, the articles I will write will not appear in any particular order.

Today’s blog concentrates on the efforts and the bravery of the firefighters (or liquidators as they were known) in the fighting and eventual management of the blaze that initially destroyed Reactor 4 in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and spread throughout the plant.

A lot of this article is based on research from other sites and has been copied over from several areas of research. I feel that there is no point reinventing the wheel and writing this from scratch.

The Chernobyl disaster is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011). The battle to contain the contamination and avert…

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