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Consequences of Chernobyl disaster shock to the core even 30 years down the line!

Consequences of Chernobyl disaster shock to the core even 30 years down the line!

Pripyat was once a prosperous town with the population of 50 thousand people. But on April 26, 1986, the situation changed dramatically both for the town and its residents.


This catastrophe at the Ukrainian Chernobyl Power Plant happened to be the first nuclear disaster in the world which got the 7th level on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the second such event was Fukushima disaster in 2011).

Even though the disaster happened 30 years ago, the consequences are still horrifying. Pripyat, situated 12 km away from the nuclear plant, turned into a ghost town, as well as 96 other small towns and villages in the area. Most of them have been swallowed by forests and look like scenery from some apocalyptic movie.


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Ruby Evelyn Senior
Just Sad!
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Apr 26, 2016 8:58PM
Danny More
Danny More
Very sad...
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Apr 26, 2016 9:08PM
Calvin Taber
amazing how nature has reclaimed it!
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Apr 26, 2016 9:18PM
Teo Sinclair
or as George "Dubbya" Bush used to say, "NUKE-yoo-ler."
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Apr 26, 2016 9:37PM
leekostik
Horrific
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Apr 26, 2016 9:47PM
Dawn Daniels Lindland
How awful,those poor people.that could happen any time.Very scary!
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Apr 26, 2016 9:59PM
uekern
Terrible Tragedy
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Apr 26, 2016 10:06PM
Linda Smith
Funny I didn't realize today was the 30th anniversary of this very horrific accident until I checked my email, and, come upon the one for quizzclubs interesting facts, and, was reading, at the same time I was watching the 5 on Fox, wan Williams used this, as, the subject of his one more thing! I was in my mid 20s when this happened, and, remember watching the news of this on TV! To this day I still get cold chills thinking about what happened there!
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Apr 26, 2016 10:18PM
Cynthia Darlene Arnold
I've seen a documentary about this town and these photos tell the same story. It's the real "Land that Time Forgot" as well as "the City that Man Forgot".
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Apr 26, 2016 10:19PM
Susan Pattison
An interesting article. Thanks for sharing the pictures & short story.
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Apr 26, 2016 10:27PM
Billy Peters
Hope humans that are smart learn from this. Nuclear war will destroy our planet and make it uninhabitable.
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Apr 26, 2016 10:54PM
Robert Weltzien
The authorities neglected to give iodine therapy to children shortly after the disaster to prevent accumulation of radioactive iodine. Thyroid cancers and leukemia killed hundreds years later.
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Apr 26, 2016 10:55PM
Yolanda Solis
Horrifying
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Apr 26, 2016 11:24PM
Audrey Thorson
Horrible!
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Apr 26, 2016 11:36PM
Michael Curry
Mother nature is repairing.
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Apr 26, 2016 11:40PM

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