Medvedev's Chernobyl pc is a reliable and fair account of the tragedy that happened greater than 25 years in the past. a whole firsthand account within which not anything is stored again. Medvedev is a nuclear energy expert who labored for a time on the Chernobyl AES and is heavily familiar with the critical individuals. He provides many technical info in regards to the coincidence, secrets and techniques of bureaucratic kin, oversights of scientists and architects and violations of glasnost ahead of and after the tragedy. instantly following the coincidence, Medvedev used to be despatched to Chernobyl and had a chance to benefit very much whereas the path was once nonetheless clean. This audiobook chronicles the occasions at Chernobyl within the tragic days of April and will 1986. [Audio size: 7hr 6min]
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Alekseyev, deputy chairman of Gosatomenergonadzor, used to be issued a serious occasion reprimand to be entered at the list card. His leader within the Moscow activity, Ye. V. Kulov, chairman of Gosatomenergonadzor, used to be given a nonetheless extra critical penalty; he used to be discharged and expelled from the get together. an identical penalty got here down on Bryukhanov. yet that occurred 15 years later. And in my opinion the factors of it incorporated group of workers coverage on the nuclear strength plant. From the first actual months (before Chernobyl, I were shift leader at one other nuclear strength plant for plenty of years), in increase the workers of retailers and departments I proposed to Bryukhanov individuals with a long time of expertise at nuclear energy vegetation. more often than not, Bryukhanov didn't refuse outright, yet he steadily introduced into those positions humans from thermal stations. In his opinion, skilled station operators may still paintings at a nuclear energy plant who had a great wisdom of strong turbine platforms, of energy distribution gear, and gear supply strains. via nice attempt, enlisting aid of Glavatomenergo over Bryukhanov's head, I controlled at the moment to employees the reactor and specified chemical outlets with the mandatory experts. Bryukhanov staffed the turbine and electric departments. on the finish of 1972, N. M. Fomin and T. G. Plokhiy got here to the Chernobyl plant. Bryukhanov had instructed the previous for the location of leader of store, and the latter for the location of deputy leader of the turbine store. either one of those males have been Bryukhanov's personal applicants. Fomin, an electric engineer via event and schooling, have been promoted to the Chernobyl plant from the Zaporozhye GRES (a thermal station), and earlier than that he labored within the Poltava strength approach. I point out those names simply because in 15 years the most important injuries at Balakovo and Chernobyl will be linked to them. As deputy leader engineer for operations, I had a conversation with Fomin: A nuclear energy plant is a radioactive and very complex firm, did he totally take into account that while he left store on the Zaporozhye GRES? Fomin has an impossible to resist smile that exhibits his white enamel. He appears to be like conscious of that, and he smiles either while and whilst it isn't referred to as for. the reply he gave me at the moment used to be nuclear strength plant is a prestigious and ultramodern affair. In moments of agitation, his particularly friendly and lively baritone alternated with alto tones. He used to be chunky and angular, and his darkish eyes had a narcotic glint. He used to be unique in his paintings, expeditious, exacting, and impulsive. formidable and unforgiving. One felt that within he was once consistently compressed in a coil able to spring. i'm telling approximately him in such aspect simply because he was once to develop into one of those nuclear Herostratus and historic determine of a undeniable sort whose identify will be linked to the main terrible nuclear mess ups at a nuclear strength plant starting on 26 April 1986. Taras Grigoryevich Plokhiy, against this, used to be listless, thorough, a customary phlegmatic, yet meticulous, chronic, hard-working.