20th anniversary Chernobyl infographic
Graphic shows timeline of plant accident, maps of affected areas and details of the New Safe Confinement structure due to be constructed at the site.


20th anniversary Chernobyl

April 26, 2006 - Twentieth anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident, when the number four reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, showering large areas of Europe with radioactive fallout. A 2005 report estimated that the accident may ultimately claim up to 4,000 lives, many from long-term illnesses, but the real figure could be much higher.

PUBLISHED: 11/4/2006; STORY: Graphic News
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