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Manual for Survival by Kate Brown
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“In the transcripts, he described how the accident took place because of a “routine safety test.” Because the test put the reactor in a highly unstable state, Anatoly Diatlov, the second chief engineer at the plant, told two operators (both would die a few weeks later in Hospital No. 6) to turn off the reactor’s alarm system. They did and then proceeded to manually slow down the reactor to see if the turbines would generate electricity with the reactor coasting to a stop. Once they finished the test, Diatlov gave the order to activate the SCRAM button for a complete shutdown. Five seconds later the reactor blew.”
Kate Brown, Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Reading Progress

May 26, 2019 – Started Reading
May 26, 2019 – Shelved
November 6, 2019 – Finished Reading

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