What are some lessons of Chernobyl disaster?



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    There are many lessons that can be learned from the Chernobyl accident, and can be different based upon the perspective from which you look at it. A lot was learned about reactor design—the flawed design of the Chernobyl reactor contributed a great deal to the meltdown, and many new safety features have been introduced in new plants and retrofitted at older ones.. In addition, we have learned about appropriate locations of nuclear power plants in relation to the surrounding communities and geographic features such as bodies of water.

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    There are several lessons that can be learned from the Chernobyl disaster:

    • The cost of ensuring facility safety is lower than the cost of dealing with disaster. The incident offers proof of the importance of adhering to safety guidelines.
    • Extensive national emergency responses need to be established.
    • The public must be educated on what to do in case of a nuclear emergency. Many of the people living around Chernobyl simply did not know what to do or expect.
    • The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was created to evacuate the public and mitigate the disaster aftermath. It has also created a radioecological monitoring system.
    • Scientific research (though not very extensive) developed some insight into nuclear activity.
    • Nuclear disasters can impact the soil, and thus, cause health defects in people who eat plants or animals that live on affected farms. Disasters affect agriculture, and we need to provide food supplies to victims who normally farm.
    • Medicine needs to be developed to deal with nuclear disasters. At the time of Chernobyl, few hospitals could provide proper and timely treatment.

    Though many of the lessons have moved us forward, as seen by the disaster brewing in Japan, we still have a long way to go in minimizing safety risks.

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