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001.STS

Francis Englehardt
'Chernobyl'
[2006]
 
Absinth Ghosts perceived and welcomed by Francis Englehardt within the halls of the Nebula Sound Chamber. Visual Decontamination by Sick Sheep, Gres & Kul.or.Blind. IIoo6 Track Rabbit Suppers (ASCAP).

On the Friday evening of April 25, 1986, the reactor crew at Chernobyl-4, prepared to run a test the next day to see how long the turbines would keep spinning and producing power if the electrical power supply went off line. This was a dangerous test, but it had been done before. As a part of the preparation, they disabled some critical control systems - including the automatic shutdown safety mechanisms.

Shortly after 1:00 AM on April 26, the flow of coolant water dropped and the power began to increase.

At 1:23 AM, the operator moved to shut down the reactor in its low power mode and a domino effect of previous errors caused an sharp power surge, triggering a tremendous steam explosion which blew the 1000 ton cap on the nuclear containment vessel to smithereens....
 
A. Chernobyl

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