Chernobyl Disaster in 1986

Chernobyl was the worst nuclear disaster in history at Chernobyl nuclear plant in 1986.

how it was caused? what did it do? how many people died?

A large cloud of poisonous radioactive elements was released into the air when one of the plant's nuclear reactors exploded and started a huge fire. 45,000 people were evacuated in Pripyat and were never to come back. Areas near by Chernobyl, at least 2 miles away, were evacuated. Over the years, over 350, 000 people had left their homes due to high levels of radiation.  The wind had carried the radiation over to Europe, leaving miles contaminated, but half of the radiation settled in Belarus. Thousands of people have died from the Chernobyl disaster, and also many deaths of cancer,  but over 5 million of people still remain in the contaminated ares. Some believed this happened because of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

resource:

http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Secur...

video link:

http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/chernobyl-dis...

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