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Chernobyl Chernobyl Disaster Disaster

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  1. 1. ChernobylChernobyl DisasterDisaster
  2. 2. Chernobyls locationChernobyls location
  3. 3. Chernobyl DisasterChernobyl Disaster Chernobyl, Ukraine In 1986, the USSR generated 10% of the worlds nuclear power. Nuclear power plant in Chernobyl exploded on April 26, 1986
  4. 4. Effect on other countries? Over the following days, winds mostly blowing north and west, carried fallout into Belarus, as well as Russia, Poland & other countries around the world.
  5. 5. Effects Today An official exclusion zone around the plant remains in place, extending for 30 kilometers (18 miles). It is one of the most radioactive spots on Earth. Chernobyl is now a ghost town
  6. 6. Effects of the disaster In the first months after the accident, 28 emergency workers died from acute radiation syndrome Doctors have noticed an increase in cases of cancer who lived nearby Many animals died or got sick Fish in nearby rivers were unsafe to eat for many years Millions of acres of farmland have been poisoned
  7. 7. Effects of the radiation Radiation caused the Worm Wood Forest to be re named the Red Forest because of the effects that the radiation had on the forest
  8. 8. The Red Forest
  9. 9. The Red Forest
  10. 10. The Red Forest
  11. 11. Chernobyl after the disaster A former hospital in Chernobyl
  12. 12. Chernobyl after the disaster A destroyed building in Chernobyl
  13. 13. Chernobyl after the disaster Another destroyed building in Chernobyl
  14. 14. Chernobyl after the disaster An abandoned building near Chernobyl
  15. 15. Chernobyl DisasterChernobyl Disaster The following Youtube video gives a detailed description of the unforgettable events that took place that day Nuclear Disaster in Chernobyl