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“Nuclear Industry in Russia Sells Safety, Taught by Chernobyl” via the New York Times

MOSCOW — It was truly a trial by fire — one that has now become part of Russia’s nuclear marketing message. Cynical as that might seem.

In April 1986, as workers and engineers scrambled to keep the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s molten radioactive uranium from burrowing into the earth — the so-called China syndrome — a Soviet physicist on the scene devised a makeshift solution for containing remnants of the liquefied core.

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