31st Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster EO31U

11:49 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

26 April 2017


The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident.      It occurred on 26 April 1986 in the No.4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR).

During the accident, blast effects caused 2 deaths within the facility and later, 29 firemen and employees died in the days-to-months afterward from acute radiation syndrome, with the potential for long-term cancers still being investigated. The remains of the No.4 reactor building were enclosed in a large sarcophagus (radiation shield) by December 1986, at a time when what was left of the reactor was entering the cold shut-down phase; the enclosure was built quickly as occupational safety for the crews of the other undamaged reactors at the power station, with No.3 continuing to produce electricity into 2000.

Thanks to WIKIPEDIA Article

Award: An electronic version of the "Chernobyl Disaster" diploma is issued for making a single radio contact with memorial station EO31U.

Send an E-mail to ungouarl@gmail.com and enclose QSO data. Make sure you include the full name of the operator making application. A digital award will be sent to you.

QSL for this event may be received by writing to: Box 33, 01001, Kyiv, Ukraine or via EuroBureauQSL.

Email: ungouarl@gmail.com

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