In the Zone

Rybar, Jan
May 2006
Transitions Online;5/1/2006, p3
The article talks about the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in Ukraine. Twenty years after the explosion, the entrance to the 30-kilometer-wide exclusion zone around the ruined reactor looks like a gateway into a forgotten sandpit. Certainly, there is no doubt that the staff at Chernobyl had violated safety regulations. But aside from that, most experts believe that the main culprit was the poor construction of the whole badly conceived and safeguarded plant. A description of the sarcophagus, a misshapen building on the spot, is presented.


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