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Chernobyl disaster

Chernobyl disaster

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties. It is one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. The battle to contain the contamination and avert ... more on Wikipedia

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These Conspiracy Theories Suggest Something Even More Sinister Happened At Chernobyl 492.5k views Many present the truth about Chernobyl as such: on April 26, 1986, a nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded, killin...
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