Sunday, April 11, 2004

18 Years After

On April 26, 1986, a test of the electrical turbine system in the Chernobyl nuclear reactor caused a steam explosion, containment breach, and the worst nuclear accident in history. The around Chernobyl is still contaminated, and will be for centuries. Researchers are allowed in the area. One of them has prepared a series of pictures and commentary on Chernobyl today: