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Remembering Chernobyl April 26, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Nuclear Power.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster. It happened in the Ukraine.

Chernobyl, April 26, 1986. Blatant disregard for safety regulations led to a nuclear explosion and ensuing fire which contaminated huge areas of Europe.

Areas where people are still dying. And despite the fact that some areas will remain uninhabitable for 900 years, people are still living in the "exclusion zone" around the plant.

Here is a stunning set of photographs of the after effects of the disaster.

There is still significant debate about just how many people will eventually perish from Chernobyl related illnesses.

A sad day to be sure. But a day that must not be forgotten, as we know the sooner we forget the sooner it all happens over again.


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