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  1. The Chernobyl disaster (also called the Chornobyl disaster) was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR in the Soviet Union.

  2. According to a 2009 United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) study, the Chernobyl accident had by 2005 caused 61,200 man-Sv of radiation exposure to recovery workers and evacuees, 125,000 man-Sv to the populace of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, and a dose to most other European countries amounting to 115,000 man-Sv.

  3. The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear disaster which occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine. At that time, Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union. The station was situated 110 kilometres north of Kyiv. The event was one of the worst accidents in the history of nuclear power.

  4. On 26 April 1986, the Number Four reactor at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what then was the Soviet Union during improper testing at low-power, resulted in loss of control that led to an explosion and fire that demolished the reactor building and released large amounts of radiation into the atmosphere.

  5. Apr 26, 2019 · Viktor Brukhanov had devoted most of his adult life to the communist dream of bringing electricity to the USSR.Appointed to head the Chernobyl nuclear project when he was just 34 years old—and ...

  6. Mar 01, 2022 · Since the accident, the other three Chernobyl reactors, an additional Russian RMBK and both Lithuanian RBMKs have permanently shut down. Chernobyl’s Unit 2 was shut down in 1991 after a serious turbine building fire; Unit 1 was closed in November 1996; and Unit 3 was closed in December 1999, as promised by Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma.

  7. Mar 11, 2022 · Here's how the real control desk of the Chernobyl plant looked on April 18, 1986, just days before the disaster. A 2019 HBO drama reproduced the uniforms and machinery in detail. After the explosion

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