The Failure Of The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Essay

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Thomas J. Watson once said, “go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can, because that 's where you will find success: on the far side of failure.” Making mistakes or failures are a part of life, as Watson puts it, it is vital to make mistakes and learn from them. Making mistakes is an integral part of innovation. It is the ability to overcome these faults; faults allow humans to grow and expand on the knowledge of the unknown so that in the future we are well prepared for the unexpected. By understanding from previous failures, it stimulates innovation, new ways to approach and triumph over obstacles.
The purpose of this report is to highlight significant engineer failures over history. Many of the disasters occurred in the latter half of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century. Starting with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, three aerospace related accidents, Challenger, Apollo 13, and Mars Climate Orbiter. As well as the radiation machine, Therac-25, and the more recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Each of the topics will go in-depth on background information, how the incident occurred, way it could have been prevented, and future implications, or measures taken due to these accidents to avoid future disasters.
Nothing is perfect, everything has flaws, this includes processes and people. There is not a final approach to solve problems. Mistakes do not discriminate; it happens at some point in one’s life. One of the most critical take on mistakes is…
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