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.
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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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