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Chernobyl, Fact vs Fiction, Drama, Demagoguery
Friday, 7:00 PM EDT for 1 hr Le Meridien : Latitude : NSDM HQ

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The story is generally told to stress drama or harangue over reactors, loose with facts. This gives the physics & engineering. Capt. Mark McDonagh, physicist, retired nuclear sub officer, NSDM staff.
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What really happened at Chernobyl? What we see in miniseries and documentaries largely steers clear of technical details, or worse, was written by someone overly fond of exploring the drama but clueless on the physics, nuclear engineering and radiological details. Then there are activists, often clueless as well, who exaggerate the description of the damage and the potential consequences to their own ends. This lecture attempts to separate the science, engineering and actual facts from the drama and activist demagoguery. It describes the Chernobyl reactor design, including its advantages and its vulnerabilities in light of other nuclear reactor mishaps. It goes on to describe what went wrong and why. Presented by Capt. Mark McDonagh, USN/ret., a former nuclear submarine officer and physicist with 12 years' experience at the Naval War College, now on the NSDMG staff.
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Everyone (6+)
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None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
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1 hr
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Friday, 8:00 PM EDT
Le Meridien : Latitude : NSDM HQ
Mark McDonagh, Merle Robinson, Jason Corner, Pat Jewett, Evan Siegling
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