Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko visits Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.
It was the result of a flawed reactor design being operated by inadequately trained personnel. Even former President Gorbachev acknowledged the fact that Chernobyl was a more important factor in the fall of the Soviet Union than the reforms under Perestroika.
The Chernobyl Power Complex was situated in a thinly populated region of the Soviet Union 130 km north of Kiev, Ukraine and 20 km south of Belarus border. It had four nuclear reactors; two more reactors were under construction at the time of the accident. The accident occurred when operators ran a test on an electric control system of one of the reactors under improper, unstable conditions. As a result an uncontrollable power surge occurred.
This led to a series of explosions and fires that completely destroyed the reactor, damaged the building, and released massive amounts of radioactive materials over a ten-day period.
The most serious accident in nuclear history changed the lives of many- a radioactive cloud spread over Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and other parts of Europe.
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