Re­mem­ber­ing Chornobyl and its vic­tims

Kyiv Post - - Business -

Left: A pic­ture taken from a he­li­copter in April 1986 shows a gen­eral view of the de­stroyed 4th power block of Chornobyl's nu­clear power plant few days af­ter the catas­tro­phe. The re­ac­tor at Chornobyl blew up on April 26, 1986, in the worst nu­clear power plant ac­ci­dent in his­tory. It killed dozens in­stantly, but the long-term death toll is still de­bated and may never be known. Fires burned for 10 days af­ter the ac­ci­dent, send­ing ra­di­a­tion across large swathes of Ukraine, Rus­sia and Be­larus. (AFP) Top: Wid­ows carry pic­tures of their late hus­bands, who were "liq­uida­tors" sent in to clean up af­ter the Chornobyl ac­ci­dent, dur­ing a cer­e­mony to pay trib­ute to the vic­tims of the Chornobyl nu­clear dis­as­ter on April 26. (Volodymyr Petrov)

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