Updated: 9/6/2020

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  • The accident happened in the early morning of 26 April 1986 when administrators ran a test on an electric control arrangement of unit 4. This force flood made the atomic fuel overheat and prompted a progression of steam blasts that seriously harmed the reactor building and totally crushed the unit 4 reactor.
  • After the accident, individuals were presented to radiation both legitimately from the radioactive cloud and the radioactive materials kept on the ground, and through devouring polluted food or breathing tainted air.
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  • The urban areas close to the reactor were vigorously debased and quickly cleared. Since the mishap, surface sullying has diminished and levels of radiation estimated noticeable all around are presently equivalent to before the mishap in a large portion of these territories.
  • The Chernobyl mishap and the measures taken to manage its outcomes have cost the Soviet Union – and later Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine – several billions of dollars. Today, social advantages are paid to around 7 million individuals who are considered to have been influenced somehow or another by the Chernobyl accident. 
  • People living in affected areas are still uncertain about the impact of radiation on their health and surroundings. They mistrust the information provided by governments and different organizations and there are still many misconceptions and myths about the threat of radiation.