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The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Explosion

COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Explosion
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides a brief outline on the nuclear plant explosion at Chernobyl, Ukraine, and its chronic fatal effects.

On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. The accident and the fire that followed released massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment. After the accident, officials closed off the area within 30 kilometers (18 miles) of the plant and evacuated about 115,000 people from the most heavily contaminated areas in 1986, and another 220,000 people in subsequent years. Today, a protective shelter covers the fallen reactor to prevent radiation from leaking.

This presentation introduces the design of the Chernobyl nuclear plant and describes the investigations of the primary reasons that led to its explosion. It further discusses the fatal effects of the explosion, including chronic health issues due to the still-present radioactive matter in the atmosphere, that affect thriving human, vegetative, and wildlife populations. Finally, this presentation describes the lessons learnt following the disaster and its ongoing legacy.

This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is applicable to engineers, physicists, and builders who are interested in gaining a better overview of the Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion.

Learning Objectives

This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Explosion
  • Identifying the effects of Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Explosion
  • Learning about investigations and the evolution of identified causes of the explosion
  • Understanding the lessons learnt from the Chernobyl disaster
  • Discussing Chernobyl today and its impact on culture and tourism
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Explosion". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 46 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz

Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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