Nuclear Power

The Abandoned City of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

April 16, 2018 // 1 Comment

On 26 April 1986, whilst performing a late-night safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure, reactor four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic power increase, leading to explosions in its core. These explosions completely destroyed the reactor and caused the release of massive amounts of radioactive materials over a ten-day period. Located about 2km west of the reactor was the city of Pripyat, founded in 1970 to house the workers of the power plant. The [...]

The Abandoned City of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

April 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

On 26 April 1986, whilst performing a late-night safety test which simulated a station blackout power-failure, reactor four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic power increase, leading to explosions in its core. These explosions completely destroyed the reactor and caused the release of massive amounts of radioactive materials over a ten-day period. Located about 2km west of the reactor was the city of Pripyat, founded in 1970 to house the workers of the power plant. The [...]

The Woodpecker: The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

March 12, 2018 // 1 Comment

I was recently able to visit the gargantuan Dugar Radar (AKA The Russian Woodpecker) receiving antennae located approximately 60 kilometres away from their transmitter which, together, were capable of detecting intercontinental ballistic missiles fired towards the Soviet Union from the States. There are actually two parts that make up the receiver, a low-frequency antenna with a height of 146 meters and length of almost half a kilometre, and a high-frequency antenna with a height of 100 metres [...]

#167 – Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

May 14, 2017 // 2 Comments

https://theleagueofnerdsradio.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/167.mp3 In early 1986 a series of bad choices lead to a global incident. Reactor number 4 of Chernobyl nuclear power station melted down, how and why and what were the [...]

#078 – Nuclear Technology

May 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Myles and James are joined by Chris to talk about nuclear technology and the challenges we face using this power. You can find Chris’s channel here, why not pop by and say hello! https://www.youtube.com/user/becurieus1/ [...]

Myles Vs Katharine Hamnett – Nuclear Power

April 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

If you would like to make a donation to help the victims of the tsunami you can do so by clicking the link below. http://www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Make-a-single-donation/Japan-Tsunami-Ap… In this vid I give a very basic explanation of how nucler power station works and problems they have had in the past to try and balance out what this Katharine Hamnett is saying. I do believe that nuclear power is a better option that fossil fules untill we have got fusion sorted. Katharine [...]