The three brave men ... by unknown writer translated by Ann WoodThe three brave men from Chernobyl who sacrificed themselves for Europe and the world.
We are alive because of them: The three brave men from Chernobyl who sacrificed themselves for Europe and the world !!!
Three men who saved the world from a catastrophe that would change the course of history
Their names are eng. Alexey Ananenko, eng. Boris Baranov and eng. Valeri Bezpalov
Without exaggeration - these people saved the whole world!
Ten days after the Chernobyl accident, engineers understand that we are all facing a new, much bigger, and fatal threat - an explosion of nuclear fumes.
The cooling system of the reactor has damaged, and it turns out that a huge pool of water has now formed under the burning core. Without the ability to cool, it was only a matter of time (and for a short time) until this radioactive nucleus turned into the lava to melt all the barriers beneath it and reach the pool of water. If this happens, an explosion occurs, sending a huge amount of radiation straight into the sky, spreading it over Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The explosion has the power to destroy the other reactors at the plant, causing a tragedy of horrific proportions - the destruction of almost all of Europe.
"Our experts studied the situation and calculated that if such an explosion occurred, its strength would be 3 to 5 megatons. Minsk, which is 320 km from Chernobyl, would be razed to the ground, and the entire continent of Europe would have become unfit for life. ", reveals one of the specialists who were on site.
The only way to prevent this hell and the death of almost the entire European population is to send a team under the core to manually open the locks of the pool and drain the water. For this purpose, the specialists decided that three volunteers were needed, who knew the dungeons of the plant well. There is one problem - the three people who will go down are doomed to death. There is so much radiation under the burning nucleus that the three will be dead within a week (at best). But three courageous volunteers agree to dive into the pool under the nucleus to drain the water and thus sacrifice themselves to save millions of other lives, most likely ours as well. Their names are Valeri Bezpalov, Boris Baranov, and Alexei Ananenko. You may have never heard of them, but we owe our lives to them today. During the meeting, in which the workers gather to ask three of them to go on this courageous and suicidal mission, Ananenko, Bezpalov, and Baranov begin to stand up one by one to declare their readiness to help.
They are told that they can give up at any time and are not obliged to, but Ananenko replies: "How can I refuse, only I know exactly where the exhaust locks are?"
Thus, the three embarked on both a rescue and a deadly mission. They were equipped with lanterns whose lights went out. They remained working in complete darkness, and every minute under this water brought them closer to their doom. The men did not give up and continued to feel the pipes in the darkness. They stayed underwater longer than they should have but eventually managed to open the floodgates, which could save millions of people. The pool begins to empty.
Boris Baranov died of a heart attack in 2005, while Alexei Ananenko and Valeri Bezspalov are still alive.
Short story by Ann Wood
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Written on 2020-10-20 at 12:31
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