Sensors have detected increased levels of neutrons in an inaccessible chamber at the Chernobyl site, signaling that nuclear fission reactions are taking place in the entombed reactor hall, Science reports. The signs that fission reactions are occurring come 35 years nearly to the date when the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in what is now Ukraine exploded on April 26, 1986. It was the worst-ever nuclear disaster in the world to date. The nuclear fission reactions are taking place in a room that is sealed with concrete and contains a large part of the uranium fuel of the former reactor.
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Deep in the ruinous pits of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, 35 years after the worst nuclear accident in history, nuclear fission reactions have started to flare up again in an inaccessible basement room. Ukrainian scientists from the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants (ISPNPP) recently detected an unusually high number of neutrons emanating from an inaccessible room in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, suggesting that a fission reaction has started reoccurring, Science Magazine reports.
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These fascinating images offer an incredibly rare insight into the radioactive corridors of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
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Inside Chernobyl’s radioactive corridors: Nuclear waste barrels, twisted cables and abandoned control panels are shown in eerie pictures from inside doomed power plant’s sarcophagus.
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