the chernobyl disaster, april 26 th , 1986
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The Chernobyl Disaster, April 26th, 1986 1
Where is Chernobyl?
A. RussiaB. FranceC. UkraineD. Bulgaria
Let’s see what you already know about the Chernobyl disaster!
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
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
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
Which country was left most contaminated by Chernobyl?
a. Polandb. Ukrainec. United Kingdomd. Belarus
Answer: Belarus 6
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
How radiation is absorbed
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
What happened in Belarus after Chernobyl?
Hundreds of villages became too dangerous to live in, forcing over 400,000 people to evacuate their homes, never to return
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
More cases of cancer, leukaemia and other blood diseases in young children and babies
80% increase in children born with disabilities/deformities in contaminated region. 14
This beautiful country will remain contaminated for generations to come