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  • Ghost Town/Chernobyl


    It will be 18 years since April 26 this year.....

    Sigh...Lots of memories.....Good & Bad

    Interesting pics & story of some bikergirl's motorcycle trip through.... Chernobyl.

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    Chernobyl Disaster's Health Impact Remains Cloudy

    Chernobyl Disaster's Health Impact Remains Cloudy

    Stefan Lovgren
    for National Geographic News
    April 26, 2004

    At 1:24 a.m. on April 26, 1986, Reactor 4 of the nuclear power plant in the Ukrainian town of Chernobyl exploded as engineers conducted a test to determine how long the plant's generators could run without power.
    It was the greatest technological disaster in history. Burning for ten days, the reactor released a cloud of radioactivity that some experts estimate was equivalent to that of 200 Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.

    The accident killed at least 30 plant workers, caused the hospitalization of hundreds of others, and exposed millions of people to ionizing radiation. This type of high-energy radiation can break apart molecules and atoms.

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