The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

Discussion in 'Alternative Thought Forum' started by Christian, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Christian

    Christian Knight Moderator

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    On this day in history, April 26, 1986...

    An explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in the former Soviet Union (now Ukraine) occurred which was ten times worse than that at Hiroshima and was due to a combination of human error and imperfect technology. The Chernobyl accident created one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, called into question the safety of nuclear power, and some even went so far as to see it as the first event to cause the eventual breakup of the Soviet regime in Russia.