Chernobyl: What Happened, Why & Nuclear Energy Future
Accident on Chernobyl Power Plant
Chernobyl, April 26, 1986. This is the dramatic date. The day when one of the biggest man made disasters in the whole history of humankind happened. We are talking about the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. 30 years after the disaster, we are still being seriously affected by what happened back there. The accident itself, and the following radioactive pollution, caused deaths, illnesses and injuries to numerous people. Thousands of inhabitants were evacuated, losing their homes forever. Hundreds of millions dollars counted as economic damage. The Chernobyl accident changed the whole nuclear energy development. It became the key factor determining the following nuclear power strategy for the whole world. What exactly happened? How did the world react? What lessons did the world make of the Chernobyl disaster? What will happen next? Discover everything in our timeline.