Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Battle of Chernobyl (2006)

Thomas Johnson

The accident that occurred at Chernobyl on 26th April 1986 was the most disastrous reactor malfunction in the history of nuclear power. 56 people died immediately following the accident and substantial amounts of radioactive material were released into the atmosphere. This contaminated not only the Ukrainian town nearby and surrounding regions but it also spread across western Europe and eventually around the globe. Hundreds of thousands of people had to be evacuated from the region and to date approximately 4,000 have died from the long-term effects of radiation poisoning.

If you liked this doc be sure to check Inside Chernobyl’s Sarcophagus which is the aftermath of this documentary.


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