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The Chernobyl Disaster, April 26 th , 1986. Where is Chernobyl?. Let’s see what you already know about the Chernobyl disaster! . Russia France Ukraine Bulgaria Answer: Ukraine . A vessel sank with 1300 on board B. There was an explosion at a nuclear power station - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Page 1: The Chernobyl Disaster, April 26 th , 1986

The Chernobyl Disaster, April 26th, 1986 1

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Where is Chernobyl?

A. RussiaB. FranceC. UkraineD. Bulgaria

Answer: Ukraine

Let’s see what you already know about the Chernobyl disaster!

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What happened at Chernobyl?

A. A vessel sank with 1300 on board

B. There was an explosion at a nuclear power station

C. There was an earthquake

D. Terrorists planted a bomb under an army base

Answer : There was an explosion at a nuclear power station 3

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How much radiation was released compared to the bombing of Hiroshima

and Nagasaki?A. Half as muchB. Twice as muchC. Ten times as muchD. 300 times as much

Answer: 300 times as much

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How long did it take to put out the fire after the explosion?

a. 9 hoursb. 3 daysc. 6 daysd. 10 days

Answer: 10 days

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Which country was left most contaminated by Chernobyl?

a. Polandb. Ukrainec. United Kingdomd. Belarus

Answer: Belarus 6

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Which countries share a border with Belarus?

a. Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia

b. Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistanc. Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania,

Latvia d. Turkey, Greece, Romania, Serbia

Answer: C 7

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How radiation is absorbed

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It gets into the atmosphere

It lands on the ground

Animals graze on contaminated land

Meat and dairy products become contaminated

Crops grown are contaminated

People eat contaminated food

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What happened in Belarus after Chernobyl?

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Hundreds of villages became too dangerous to live in, forcing over 400,000 people to evacuate their homes, never to return

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In the years following the

accident, hundreds of children

developed thyroid cancer, which was

previously very rare. Thousands

more will develop this cancer in the

future.

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More cases of cancer, leukaemia and other blood diseases in young children and babies

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80% increase in children born with disabilities/deformities in contaminated region. 14

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This beautiful country will remain contaminated for generations to come