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Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World’s Worst Nuclear Disaster

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At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl’s fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccurate stories. This book, the result of five years of research, presents an accessible but comprehensive account of what really happened. From the desperate fight to prevent a burning reactor core …

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TIL that the Chernobyl disaster would have been a lot worse if three engineers hadn’t volunteered to swim through radioactive water to open valves and drain the liquid to prevent a steam explosion(r/todayilearned)

Apparently, Alexei continues to work in nuke industries (More edit: There’s even a photo of him, the second one) and Bezpalov is still alive, Baranov died of heart failure in 2005. The whole story that they died “2 weeks later” is…. a gross exaggeration.

Try the book Chernobyl 01:23:40, the author has done some good research about the lives of the 3 heroes after the disaster.

Edit: Anyway, see what your OP said.

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CatastrophicFailure, interestingasfuck, todayilearned

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$11.14

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Book Binding

Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

Andrew Leatherbarrow

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1

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Andrew Leatherbarrow

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Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World’s Worst Nuclear Disaster

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TIL that the Chernobyl disaster would have been a lot worse if three engineers hadn’t volunteered to swim through radioactive water to open valves and drain the liquid to prevent a steam explosion

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