Extra Episode 2 – Strange Chernobyl

And here’s our collaboration work with Strange Matters podcast. Please, do check them out. Also, I’m a bit tipsy and depressed due to personal deaths in the first part, hope you won’t mind. But two episodes at the cost of one? Who wouldn’t want that. Enjoy the show, and forgive our mistakes. And check the guys out, please!

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Extra Episode 2 - Strange Chernobyl
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5 Comments on Extra Episode 2 – Strange Chernobyl

  1. I really liked this episode, to be honest, more than original Chernobyl. Maybe you will consider more episodes in this format?

  2. Chernobyl could not have undergone a fissile explosion. In order for a “nuclear explosion” to occur, there must be a critical mass of U-235, such that an exponential fissile chain reaction can occur. Nuclear fuel used for power generation is insufficiently enriched with U-235 for that to happen. This is why there was no “nuclear explosion”.

  3. Hi,
    firstly I want you to know I really love your podcast. I´ve been looking for something like this to drip-feed myself knowledge at the times when I can´t read a book because I´m working/working out. So thank you for all this valuable information.
    Secondly, you might be interested in the book “Plutopia – Nuclear families, atomic cities and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters” by history professor Kate Brown. She investigates how 2 nuclear facilities from the 1950s were being managed: in Ozersk, Russia and Richland, Washington. She argues that the quantity of radioactive waste laid down in rivers/lakes in both states for over a decade is comparable to the quantity emitted in the Chernobyl explosion and how both facilities carried on with complete disregard of the communities settled there who, unknowingly of the contamination, used the water and the crops grown on that land for their livelihood. Of course, the Soviet history part is somewhat more interesting, with all the tricks employed by Beria and the likes to keep the workers there and working, and how a small unheard-of town in the middle of nowhere got opera and theatre with renowned Moscow performers and consumer goods unheard of in the USSR. I´d be interested in your take on it.
    Keep fighting the good fight.

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