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Chernobyl’s ‘sarcophagus’ is getting dismantled because it’s teetering on collapse. Photos reveal the structure’s rise and fall.

On April 26, 1986, the core of a reactor opened at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, releasing enormous amounts of radioactive material like corium, uranium, and plutonium. In the subsequent months, workers scrambled to build a covering, or “sarcophagus,” to prevent the spread of contaminants. Today, that structure is teetering […]
Chernobyl’s ‘sarcophagus’ is getting dismantled because it’s teetering on collapse. Photos reveal the structure’s rise and fall.
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For less than $100, you can tour the abandoned towns around Chernobyl. Just watch out for radioactive trees and dogs, crumbling buildings, and the occasional selfie stick.

On April 26, 1986, the world saw its worst nuclear disaster in history when an explosion at the Chernobyl NuclearPower Plant, in what was then the Soviet Union, resulted in a cloud of radioactive particles spreading across parts of Europe. About 350,000 people were evacuated, and now the parts surrounding […]
For less than $100, you can tour the abandoned towns around Chernobyl. Just watch out for radioactive trees and dogs, crumbling buildings, and the occasional selfie stick.
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Chernobyl’s power plant managers ‘hid’ their radiation levels so they could protect cleanup workers, according to former deputy director

Chernobyl was one of the worst nuclear disasters the world has ever seen, resulting in widespread contamination throughout Europe. Workers on the cleanup site immediately following the accident had to record their radiation levels using a dosimeter, or device that measures a person’s dose of radiation. The former deputy director […]
Chernobyl’s power plant managers ‘hid’ their radiation levels so they could protect cleanup workers, according to former deputy director
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The former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant says the Emmy-winning HBO series got its villain right, but its hero wrong

The HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” won 10 Emmy awards on Sunday, including for Outstanding Limited Series. The miniseries mirrors the real-life events of the tragic 1986 nuclear disaster. But the former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Alexander Kovalenko, said the real tragedy was “much worse.” Kovalenko was called […]
The former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant says the Emmy-winning HBO series got its villain right, but its hero wrong
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11 strange events that happened after the Chernobyl nuclear-power-plant accident

Chernobyl is considered the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident because of its widespread release of radioactive contaminants. More than three decades later, the disaster continues to have both a human and environmental impact. It has also incited some strange events, from the spread of radioactive cow’s milk to the salvation of […]
11 strange events that happened after the Chernobyl nuclear-power-plant accident
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Chernobyl was the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident. Here’s how it compares with Fukushima and Three Mile Island.

HBO’s “Chernobyl” series has reignited comparisons between the Soviet power-plant accident and other nuclear accidents worldwide. Chernobyl is widely acknowledged to be the worst nuclear accident in history, but a few scientists have argued that the accident at Fukushima was even more destructive. Both events were far worse than the […]
Chernobyl was the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident. Here’s how it compares with Fukushima and Three Mile Island.
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12 ways HBO changed the Chernobyl story

HBO’s five-episode limited series “Chernobyl” recounts the true story of the 1986 nuclear meltdown in Soviet-era Ukraine. In the video above, we break down what’s true and what’s fabricated in this dramatized version of events. Find out which characters were real people and which are fictional, what the reactor actually […]
12 ways HBO changed the Chernobyl story
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The Chernobyl nuclear disaster forced 350,000 people to be evacuated over fears of radiation poisoning. Here’s what you need to know about the deadly illness.

On April 26, 1986, a nuclear reactor in the town of Chernobyl, Ukraine, blew up, leaving nuclear remnants that affected people in a 200-mile radius for decades to come. Approximately 350,000 people were evacuated following the explosion over fears of radiation poisoning, and an “exclusion zone” was created to protect […]
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster forced 350,000 people to be evacuated over fears of radiation poisoning. Here’s what you need to know about the deadly illness.
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