Who first detected Chernobyl?
The early detection by the Forsmark plant, one hour north of Stockholm, played a crucial role in forcing Soviet authorities to open up about the disaster that happened in Chernobyl in April 1986.
How did Sweden find out about Chernobyl?
After a back and forth exchange, including an entire presentation of the evidence of nuclear fallout, Sweden finally warned that they were going to file an official alert with the International Atomic Energy Authority. Only then the Soviet Union admitted that there had been an accident at Chernobyl.
When did Sweden detect Chernobyl?
April 28, 1986
April 28, 1986: Swedish air monitors detect a large amount of radiation in the atmosphere, which is traced back to the USSR. Soviet officials admit that there’s been an accident, but they falsely state the situation is under control.
Which country first detected radiation from Chernobyl?
The Service’s first Chernobyl broadcast continued: “Increased radioactivity was detected on Monday, April 28 in areas of Sweden, Finland, and Norway. Radioactivity in Norway was six times higher than the norm.
Was Denmark affected by Chernobyl?
The radioactive debris from the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR arrived in Denmark one and a half days after the explosion in the reactor. The total mean deposit over Denmark became 1290 Bq 137Cs m−2 and 38 Bq 90Sr m−2.
Where is the Forsmark nuclear power plant located?
West of Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant is the static inverter of the Fenno–Skan HVDC connector between Sweden and Finland. Forsmark is the proposed site for the long-term burial of all spent fuel from Swedish nuclear power reactors, using the KBS-3 process.
Where is the spent fuel repository in Forsmark?
Söderviken is located in Forsmark’s industrial zone and will be the site of the Spent Fuel Repository’s facilities above ground. These will consist of a number of buildings and a rock stockpile that will occupy relatively little space, an estimated 24 hectare approximately.
Where are the nuclear power plants in Sweden?
Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant in Forsmark, Sweden, and also the site of the Swedish Final repository for radioactive operational waste. It is operated by a company mainly owned by Vattenfall . The radiation monitors at Forsmark were the first outside the Soviet Union to detect…
Where is the final repository for spent nuclear fuel?
The planned Spent Fuel Repository at Forsmark will be located at Söderviken close to the Forsmark nuclear power plant. Here at a depth of 500 metres in rock that is 1.9 billion years old it is intended to deposit approximately 12,000 tonnes of spent nuclear fuel in a final repository.