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☢ The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine). It is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, and the only one classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale. The disaster began during a systems test at reactor number four of the Chernobyl plant, which is near the town of Pripyat. ☢

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Pripyat

In the abandoned city of Pripyat. Technically speaking I suspect I wasn't meant to be in this particular spot, having got separated from the group for a short while, but hey. I passed the radioactivity test on the way out of the exclusion zone, so there.

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear meltdown that occurred on April 26, 1986, in the No. 4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union. During a late night safety test which simulated a station power-failure …

32 Photos of the Infamous 1986 Chernobyl Disaster

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear meltdown that occurred on April 26, 1986, in the No. 4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union. During a late night safety test which simulated a station power-failure […]

Chernobyl Children

Chernobyl Children International

(Photos by Alex Kladoff) Yan is part of Chernobyl Children International's Community Care program. The program gives families he support they need to...

Liquidator team ready to climb the Chernobyl nuclear reactor top after the disaster. (RIA Novosti)

Chernobyl then and now: 28 haunting images from nuclear disaster

April 26 is the day the world commemorates the worst-ever nuclear disaster. Twenty-eight years after the Chernobyl power plant blew up, RT remembers the tragedy and takes a look at the changes that time has wrought to the fallout zone.

Credit: Igor Kostin/Corbis <strong>January 1987:</strong> In a specialist radiation unit in Moscow, a liquidator is examined by a doctor in a sterile, air-conditioned room after an operation

Chernobyl nuclear disaster – in pictures

In the immediate aftermath of the explosion on 26 April, 1986, few were prepared to endure the massive radiation levels and document the disaster, but Russian photographer Igor Kostin did. Here is a selection of his finest images

Chernobyl

Dato curioso #10: El desastre de Chernóbil, la peor catástrofe nuclear de la historia

En Ucrania, a unos 100 kilómetros al norte de Kiev el 26 de abril de 1986 a la 1:23 hs. de (Moscú) el reactor número 4 de la central nuclear de Chernobyl sufre el mayor accidente nuclear conocido e…

this child was born with severe birth defects many years after the Chernobyl accident ; the mother just happened to live a little too close to the zone

this child was born with severe birth defects many years after the Chernobyl accident ; the mother just happened to live a little too close to the zone

Chernobyl Disaster Effects | RADIATIONTEST: The Chernobyl meltdown

The Chernobyl meltdown

The Soviet government made the following announcement two days after the accident. "There has been an accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. One of the nuclear reactors was damaged. The effects of the accident are being remedied. Assistance has been provided for any affected people. An investigative commission has been set up." Below is a link to Russian film maker Vladimir Shevchenko's final film. Notice how the troops were not informed of the dangers. Many didn't even wear their…

A Victim of the Firefighting

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Pictures: "Liquidators" Endured Chernobyl, 25 Years Ago

Pictures: "Liquidators" Endured Chernobyl 25 Years Ago

Robots couldn't handle the intense radiation at Chernobyl, so the dangerous nuclear cleanup job fell to the "liquidators" — a corps of soldiers, firefighters, miners, and volunteers.

The Famous Photo of Chernobyl's Most Dangerous Radioactive Material Was a Selfie | Atlas Obscura

The Famous Photo of Chernobyl's Most Dangerous Radioactive Material Was a Selfie

At first glance, it’s hard to know what’s happening in this picture. A giant mushroom seems to have sprouted in a factory floor, where ghostly men in...

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear meltdown that occurred on April 26, 1986, in the No. 4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union. During a late night safety test which simulated a station power-failure …

32 Photos of the Infamous 1986 Chernobyl Disaster

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear meltdown that occurred on April 26, 1986, in the No. 4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union. During a late night safety test which simulated a station power-failure […]

Chernobyl mutations

Chernobyl Mutations Animals and Humans | Chernobyl Disaster

Chernobyl Deformities: The Effects of the Nuclear DisasterThere were many health effects that were short term and long term after the disaster. This applies to both animals and humans that suffered...