36th Anniversary of Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl

36 years ago at 01:23 a.m. on 26 April 1986 an explosion was occurred at the 4th power unit of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which completely destroyed in 3 seconds.

Subsequently, the remains of the core melted, a mixture of molten metal, sand, concrete and fuel fragments spread over the under-reactor rooms.

As a result of the accident, there was a release into the surrounding environment of radioactive substances, including isotopes of uranium, plutonium, iodine-131, cesium-134, cesium-137, strontium-90.

The disaster is considered to have been the worst power plant accident in the history of nuclear energy. 134 people suffered from radiation sickness of varying severity. More than 115 thousand people were evacuated from the 30-kilometer zone. More than 600 thousand people were mobilized to eliminate the consequences of the accident.

Bright memory to all disaster victims!

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