Nuclear Reactions Flare Up Deep inside Chernobyl’s Ruins

Nuclear Reactions Flare Up Deep inside Chernobyl’s Ruins

Thirty-five years after the worst nuclear accident in history, deep, nuclear disintegration reactions in the devastating holes of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant have begun to re-ignite in an accessible basement room. Ukrainian scientists at the Institute for the Safety of Nuclear Power Plants (ISPNPP) have recently discovered an extraordinary number of neutrons from an inaccessible cell at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Science Magazine reports. Neil Hyatt, a professor in the Department of Atomic Chemistry at the University of Sheffield and a member of the UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, told Science: “It’s like entering a barbecue pit.

On April 26, 1986, when the atomic disaster occurred, most of the contents of the Unit Four reactor melted in intense heat, causing about 170 tons of irradiated uranium to flood the basement rooms of the reactor hall, where it eventually cooled and solidified causing lava. Radiation levels have been relatively stable for several years, but it has been observed that a spike of one neutron (evidence of nuclear dissociation reactor) may occur after precipitation. Despite the initial shelter being placed over the reactor immediately after the disaster, rainwater has still entered the problem area.

The presence of water increases the rate of separation because it slows down the neutrons and increases the chances of the uranium nucleus hitting and splitting, resulting in more neutrons being released. A new sarcophagus was installed on top of the wreckage of the power plant at the 2016 plant, designed to help further close the radiation leak. ISPNPP 305/2 This was successful in most cases until unusual spots of radioactivity were mentioned in the vicinity of the house where most of the fuel was dumped. The cause of the reaction is not fully understood, but it raises some worrying possibilities.

According to science, data from the ISPNPP suggests that fuel drying is somehow reducing neutrons and creating the possibility of more collisions rather than reducing the uranium nucleus. Independent scientists like Professor Hyatt have also confirmed that this is a possibility, although not certain. Now it comes down to how to solve this problem. One plan is to use a robot to drill holes in powerful radioactive opals and insert boron rods, which effectively acts as a control rod in a reactor and reduces the number of neutrons orbiting around.