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What happened at Chernobyl?

On April 26, 1986, one of the most devastating nuclear disasters in history occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, Ukraine. An explosion at Chernobyl's reactor number 4 destroyed the facility's protections against nuclear radiation and sent massive quantities of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere. Was the catastrophe simply a tragic failure of nuclear safety systems? Or did something more than a mere accident happen at Chernobyl?

A nuclear accident happened at Chernobyl

A combination of technical problems and inadequate safety measures led to a catastrophic explosion.

The Chernobyl's reactor's design was flawed

Chernobyl's reactors were built on the Soviet RBMK design, which had dangerous deficiencies.

Chernobyl's operators conducted an unsafe test

An unsafe experiment conducted by the plant's operators caused the catastrophe.

Soviet officials neglected safety at Chernobyl

Soviet nuclear safety culture deliberately limited the scope of precautions.

There was more to Chernobyl than an accident

The official narrative of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl does not tell the whole story.

The Soviets deliberately destroyed the Chernobyl reactor

Soviet officials had several potential reasons for wanting an "accident" to occur.

American spies sabotaged the reactor in Chernobyl

The Cold War was full of espionage and sabotage. Destroying the reactors would have been a way for the United States to hurt the Soviet Union’s infrastructure and reputation. Therefore, American spies are the obvious suspects.

An earthquake caused the disaster at Chernobyl

Seismic measurements suggest the reactor explosion could have been caused by an earthquake.

Aliens were at Chernobyl

Strange sightings before and after the disaster point to an extraterrestrial presence at Chernobyl.
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