THE PROJECT - ISTD 2015
- Choose a person or subject, that has existed for a significant number of years and produce a body of work that gives the user greater insight into your area of research and how the related milestones have played a role in the current existence of the subject matter, whether good or bad.
- You may choose to focus on one particular milestone or a series of milestones that are connected in some way.
- Be inventive with your subject matter, avoid the obvious, explore the obscure, highlight the unseen.
- You must consider what is important to your intended audience and deliver the content in the most appropriate format(s).
The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties. It is one of only two classified as a level 7 event (the maximum classification) on the International Nuclear Event Scale.The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles. During the accident itself, 31 people died, and long-term effects such as cancers are still being investigated.