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Chernobyl (April 26, 1986)

History's Worst Nuclear Disasters

Chernobyl (April 26, 1986)

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Built in the late 1970s about 65 miles north of Kiev in the Ukraine, the Chernobyl plant was one of the largest and oldest nuclear power plants in the world. The explosion and meltdown that occurred there in April 1986 claimed thousands of lives and remains the worst nuclear disaster in history.

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