This category is for sites concerned with the nuclear accident that happened on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl in the former USSR (now Ukraine).
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant located 80 miles north of Kiev had 4 reactors and whilst testing reactor number 4 numerous safety procedures were disregarded. At 01:23am the chain reaction in the reactor became out of control creating explosions and a fireball which blew off the reactor's heavy steel and concrete lid.
The Chernobyl accident killed more than 30 people immediately, and as a result of the high radiation levels in the surrounding 20-mile radius, 135'000 people had to be evacuated.

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Chernobyl Accident
Information from the World Nuclear Association on the accident progression, the immediate and long term environmental and health effects, and on the insights. Includes contact information.
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Revisited
Reflections on the accident and its impacts, focused on an encounter with an 11 years old survivor who puts a real face on the disaster in history. Includes links to related sites.
Chernobyl, 30 Years Later
Slideshow and video from Filip Warwick who visited the abandoned town of Pripyat.
Chernobyl: A Nuclear Disaster
Summary of the accident. Discusses effects of radiation on health, agriculture, economy and politics of the region.
Chornobyl Nuclear Accident and its Ramifications
Collection of papers, studies and publications about the accident. Provides general and detailed accident information, reactor design analyses, maps, photos and bibliography.
Facts About Chernobyl Disaster
Collection of links and original documents, maps, images and data relating to the accident.
FAO Committee on Agriculture
Report of the Farming and Agricultural Organization on the effects of the Chernobyl accident on regional agriculture.
One Decade after Chernobyl
International conference sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) summing up the consequences of the accident. Includes conference program, abstracts, press releases and contact information.
Texas Tech University Chernobyl Page
Conclusions of the Chernobyl Research Projects at Texas Tech University, including photos, publications on the effects of radiation on the animals surrounding Chornobyl, and contact information. [English, Ukrainian, Russian]
Twenty Years After Chernobyl -
Summary of writings about the accident, with links to related content.
Ukrainian Ministry of Emergencies
Administrative authority in the field of civil defense, population and territories protection, prevention and response to emergencies, in particular liquidation of the Chernobyl accident consequences. [Ukrainian, Russian, English]
United Nations and Chernobyl
Programs and activities of United Nations to improve the conditions of the region. Includes program description, news and press releases. [Russian, English]
30 years on, Ukrainians remember victims of Chernobyl disaster
Ukraine held memorial services to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. (April 26, 2016) - Ukrainians Mark 20th Chernobyl Anniversary
The 1986 Chernobyl explosion continues to scar this ex-Soviet republic 20 years later. (April 25, 2006)
Chornobyl: Remembrance for the future
Describes a conference which took place April 23-25, 2006 in Kiev for the 20th anniversary of the disaster. (April 23, 2006)
NPR : 'Voices of Chernobyl': Survivors' Stories
The memories of those who survived Chernobyl were collected in the book "Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of the Nuclear Disaster" by Svetlana Alexievich. Here are some of their stories as read by actors. [8:39 streaming audio broadcast] (April 21, 2006)
NPR : At Chernobyl, Building a Shelter for a Shelter
The Chernobyl nuclear facility still contains some 200 tons of radioactive fuel, covered by a structure which is increasingly unstable. Engineers plan to build and then slide an enormous Quonset hut-shaped cover over the breached reactor at an estimated cost of 1 billion dollars. [3:43 streaming audio broadcast] (April 21, 2006)
Chernobyl: A disaster waiting to happen
CNN article on the risk related to the concrete sarcophagus of the reactor. (July 25, 1998)
Chernobyl After Perestroika - Reflections on a Recent Visit
Analysis from Technology in Society on the ways in which political change and economic deterioration have affected the handling of the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. (January 01, 1992)

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