My above points are relating to the TMI event, not Chernobyl.Yes - but one of the problems with Chernobyl is that the operators were improvising
because they didn't have procedures.
Chernobyl was entirely different. Several extreme example of non-conservative decisions by the operators, all done in a reactor which was very intolerant to mistakes. (positive void coefficient, graphite tipped rods, no spatial control) This is a pretty solid example of why 'cowboying' at the controls is a bad idea.
And yes Paulanddiw, I'm Homers ass double.