NUCLEAR DISASTERS

NUCLEAR DISASTERS - NUCLEAR DISASTERS Chernobyl Ukraine The...

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NUCLEAR DISASTERS Chernobyl, Ukraine April 26, 1986 The Chernobyl accident was a major accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 16, 1986 at 1:23 AM consisting of an explosion at the plant and subsequent radioactive contamination of surrounding geographic area. It is regarded as the worst accident ever in the history of nuclear power. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is located near the city of Pripyat in north central Ukraine Large areas of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia were badly contaminated, resulting in the evacuation and resettlement of over 336,000 people. About 60% of the radioactive fallout lands in Belarus, according to official post-soviet data. A plume of radioactive fallout drifted over parts of the western Soviet Union, Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia, the UK, Ireland and eastern North America. The Soviet Government’s attitude They told people that the accident was a minor one, and that there was nothing to worry about. They sent teams of unprotected workers to clean up the mess.
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