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ABOUT THE DISASTER

The 1986 Chernobyl Disaster in Ukraine

About The 1986 Chernobyl Disaster

On Saturday, April 26, 1986, reactor number four exploded at the nuclear power plant at the Chernobyl city of the former Soviet Union. With one, many years of fear became reality. The accident had catastrophic consequences. Many people died due to radioactive contamination and there has been a sharp increase in the number of cancer victims - for example, a Swiss study shows an increase of 40 percent in all cancer types in Belarus from the 1990s to 2000. The fauna has changed significantly and in Today, 31 years after, they still struggle with the aftermath of the accident.

The city is deserted like a ghost town, where only the frame is left: cars, garments and teddy bears. But the history of Chernobyl is not just a report of death and destruction. It is also a story of how the Soviet authorities underestimated and anticipated the accident and its consequences for the world, as well as the story of how the Chernobyl accident became an important part of the 80's campaign against nuclear power. This site is all about that accident!

 

Everyone rises to their level of incompetence. Laurence J. Peter, "The Peter Principle" American teacher and writer (1919 - 1988).

John Grandt, Author

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station


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DAYS SINCE THE DISASTER
The number of days are included this year 2017, i could alter this every day but i dont think it makes a great difference. Therefore i just count this in hole years.

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ESTIMATED DEAD
The official death of the Chernobyl disaster, are never released from the soviet authorities. But i'ts belived that at least 6000 are dead, due to the accident since 1986.

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Cancer Cases
The report quotes 4,000 cases of thyroid cancer resulting from the accident, mainly in children and adolescents at the time of the accident
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