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by Hannah Leitheiser

Never Even Turned On

#chernobyl #soviet #miners

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Adam Higginbotham

2019

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2019-06-24

"Temperature readings had declined yet further, and fear of the China Syndrome abated at last. The heat exchanger, with its intricate network of stainless steel tubing, 10 km of control cabling, its 200 thermcouples, and temperature sensors layered in concrete and sandwiched beneath a layer of graphic blocks, the result of weeks of frenzied work by hundreds of miners, soldiers, construction workers, electricians and engineers, was never even turned on." - Adam Higginbotham, Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (2019)