Chernobyl: The World’s Worst Nuclear Disaster


In 1986, the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. So, what happened at Chernobyl, and how bad is it now?

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Maps of radionuclide deposition

Ten years after Chernobyl: What do we really know?
“Few names around the world are better recognized than ‘CHERNOBYL.’”

What is Chernobyl?
“Chernobyl, or Chornobyl, is the name of a city situated in northern Ukraine near the border with Belarus.”

Chernobyl Disaster Is Still Creating Radioactive Animals
“The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone consists of a thousand square miles around the abandoned nuclear plant that’s off limits to people except in the name of scientific research.”

The Human Consequences of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
“This Report contains the findings of a study conducted into the human consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident fifteen years after the explosion.”

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