The 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster (30 photos)

The world's largest nuclear accident 24 years old. Residents of Chernobyl were exposed, 90 times the radiation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Destruction of 26 April 1986 the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, located on the territory of Ukraine (at that time - Ukrainian SSR). The destruction was of an explosive character and the reactor was completely destroyed, and the environment were released large quantities of radioactive substances. The accident is regarded as the largest of its kind in the history of nuclear power, both on the estimated number of dead and injured from the consequences of its people and economic damage. At the time of the Chernobyl accident was the most powerful in the USSR.


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