In 1985 the Swedish Defence Research Institute has carried out experiments on the effects of injected pulses on (the electronics on the steering of) [nuclear] power plants. The purpose: “The experiment was part of a research program for the purpose of investigating the effects of EMP to the Swedish power systems.”
EMP are electromagnetic pulses, usually caused by the explosion of an atomic bomb.
One year later experiments carried out on the nuclear power plant of Tchernobyl led to a catastrophe.
In Sweden experiments were carried out concerning the question whether and how the effect of an atomic bomb can be generated with the actual detonation of the the nuclear device. Can a nuclear power plant be turned into a bomb itself? Can accidents be forced upon a nuclear power plant from outside, if so how and can it be prevented? Can it be made look as if a bomb has exploded though it wasn´t and if so how can this be hindered?
The results were published in Switzerland:
“The results show that the switchyard acts as a current divider at low frequencies. The loss of high frequency components after the switchyard is mostly caused by radiation and dispersion.”
The Swedish experiment´s outcome has been described as:
“The transient was found in all parts of the power plant, including the ground system, with the characteristic frequencies varying from 10 kHz up to a few MHz. The most interesting point in this part of the experiments was the fact that a great deal of the high frequency components of the injected pulse was diverted through the bushing and never passed to the transformer windings.”
Which consequences this had has not been described in the publication.
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