Chernobyl Notebook

Chernobyl Notebook Medvedev s Chernobyl Notebook is a competent and dispassionately truthful account of the tragedy that occurred than years ago This is perhaps the first time we have such a complete firsthand accoun

  • Title: Chernobyl Notebook
  • Author: Grigori Medvedev Grigori Medvedev
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Medvedev s Chernobyl Notebook is a competent and dispassionately truthful account of the tragedy that occurred than 25 years ago This is perhaps the first time we have such a complete firsthand account in which nothing is kept back and there is no departmental diplomacy The author is a nuclear power specialist who worked for a time at the Chernobyl AES and knoMedvedev s Chernobyl Notebook is a competent and dispassionately truthful account of the tragedy that occurred than 25 years ago This is perhaps the first time we have such a complete firsthand account in which nothing is kept back and there is no departmental diplomacy The author is a nuclear power specialist who worked for a time at the Chernobyl AES and knows it well, just as he is personally acquainted with all the principal participants in the events By virtue of his official position, he has attended many of the crucial conferences concerning nuclear power plant construction Immediately after the accident, Medvedev was sent to Chernobyl and had an opportunity to learn a great deal while the trail was still fresh and to see things with his own eyes He presents many technical details indispensable to understanding the mechanism whereby the accident occurred, he exposes the secrets of bureaucratic relations, he tells about the oversights of scientists and designers, about the disastrous overbearing pressure in the command system, about the violations of glasnost before the accident and in the emergency situation following it that have caused enormous harm The chronicle of events at Chernobyl in the tragic days of April and May 1986 takes up the central place in the story The author portrays the behavior and role of numerous participants in the drama, of real living people with their shortcomings and virtues, their doubts, their weaknesses, their illusions, and their heroism alongside the nuclear monster that had gone out of control It is not possible to read about this without the deepest emotion We knew about the exploits of the firemen The author tells about the heroism of the electricians, the turbine specialists, the operators, and other workers at the station who prevented the accident from taking on greater proportions.

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    1. I read half of this book in a single day. Part technical, part true story, this account tells the reader about how the Chernobyl plant works, what happened the night and early morning of the accident, and what happened in the days that followed. The beginning reads technical and scientific, but as soon as the night of the accident comes up, it switches into a story mode where the reader follows those who were at Chernobyl during the accident and the days that followed. If you've ever seen BBC's [...]

    2. Extremely detailed, thorough technical analysis of the events leading up to and immediately following the Chernobyl disaster. Chronicles the extreme patriotism and naivety of the misguided managers as well as the heroism and sacrifice of the first responders and engineers who contained and cleaned up the mess.Unfortunately the translation is not great and so many titles and technical jargon is thrown about so quickly it can be difficult to follow in places.

    3. An interesting read by an author with inside knowledge of Soviet nuclear power stations. The book is enlightening and frightening. Medvedev is brutally honest about the faulty design of the RBMK reactor, the lack of training and knowledge of some of the management associated with the plant, the poor decisions around the test that led to the disaster and the morally repugnant decisions that followed the explosion that led to many additional and unnecessary deaths.The text can be hard to read at t [...]

    4. Great feel for what was going on at the time.While this book suffers from poor translation at times. It is a fascinating look at the disaster through the eyes of a knowledgeable person that was close to the event.

    5. Must-read for those interested in Chernobyl. Describes not just the accident itself, but what led to it (decades of Soviet cover-up, incompetence, and shoddiness), as well as its aftermath (although only up to 1987 when it was written). Fairly detailed on the disaster and the immediate follow-up in both technical and human terms (the involvement of various individuals). Would be 5 stars if there were photos, maps, and drawings.

    6. Harrowing AccountPrior knowledge about nuclear reactors comes in handy reading this. The writing style is occasionally distracting, but few will get editor's vapors from this gripping account of horror, bravery and profound denial that started the world's worst atomic power disaster. Begin reading here about Chernobyl.

    7. Not entirely dispassionate. The author pillories numerous managers, engineers and bureaucrats as well as the system that created the conditions that led to the disaster. The book provides an extremely detailed explanation of mechanics of the reactor failure.

    8. почти все время хотелось плакать, ибо страшно, читать стоит

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