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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elephant's foot may refer to: Plants [ edit ] Adenia pechuelii , in the family Passifloraceae; endemic to Namibia Beaucarnea recurvata also called ponytail palm , in the family Asparagaceae; native to eastern Mexico Dioscorea elephantipes , also called Hottentot bread; syn. Testudinaria elephantipes , in the family Dioscoreaceae, native to South Africa Elephantopus spp. Categories : Disambiguation pages Plant common name disambiguation pages.
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After just 30 seconds of exposure, dizziness and fatigue will find you a week later. By the fall of , the emergency crews fighting to contain the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl made it into a steam corridor beneath failed reactor Number 4. Inside this chamber they found black lava that had oozed straight from the core. The most famous formation was a solid flow that their radiation sensors firmly told them not to approach. During a routine test on April 26, , reactor Number 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant experienced a power surge that triggered an emergency shutdown. It did not work. Control rods that are used to manage core temperature were inserted too late. Their insertion into the hot core caused the rods themselves to crack and fracture, locking them in place.
On April 26, , during a routine test, the Number 4 reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant had a power surge and triggered an emergency shutdown. Instead of shutting down, the reactor kept surging power, and in no time at all the plant was in full disaster mode. Instead of cooling down, the rods cracked in the rising heat from the core and locked into place. The second explosion followed shortly thereafter and sent broken core material, fire, and radioactive waste into the air. The result of the melting process is a substance called Corium. Corium is a lava-like molten mixture of portions of the nuclear reactor core, nuclear fuel, fission products, and control rods. At Chernobyl, the corium melted through the bottom of the reactor vessel, oozed through pipes, ate through concrete, and eventually cooled enough to solidify.