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Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster is the worst nuclear power plant accident in history and may very well remain so despite the severity of the nuclear crisis that unfolded in Japan in the wake of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Read this synopsis of the disaster by the World Nuclear Association. Watch the videos on the disaster posted on YouTube.

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This assignment has two requirements that must be completed.The first is a chart presenting the data you selected to analyze in your chosen technique.The second is a short narrative to the boss telling them why the items you show in your chart are important and need to be addressed.Should be one and a half to two pages and both of these must be turned in for this case study.

Just a few analysis methods:

-Fault tree analysis (FTA)

-System hazard analysis (SHA)

-Event tree analysis (ETA)

-Fault hazard analysis (FHA)

The Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown destroyed one of the four nuclear reactors, killed or contaminated thousands of people, and contaminated large areas of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. The reason for the accident was essentially a lack of understanding of what could happen in the event of a loss of power to the reactor cooling system. After what you have learned about the causes of the reactor failure, use one of the methods of analysis that you learned about in this module to complete an analysis of the possible failures that could happen in this process and the outcomes if that failure were to happen.

Now, it is important to note here that the human operator can be part of the system. In other words, the human can be a subsystem too. If that operator has some form of interface that can affect the overall operation of the system, they can be one of the nodes used in the analyzing technique. Provide your analysis and a narrative of your findings in an analysis to your boss. Use any other sources of information you need to research the accident further but be sure to cite them accordingly.

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