Chernobyl may not be fit for humans for 24,000 years, but wild horses and other endangered species are flourishing in the abandoned..
1986 nuclear accident in Pripyat, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on Saturday 26 April 1986, at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR in the Soviet Union. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history both in terms of cost and casualties, and is one of only two nuclear energy accidents rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. The initial emergency response, together with later decontamination of the environment, ultimately involved more than 500,000 personnel and cost an estimated 18 billion Soviet rubles—roughly US$68 billion in 2019, adjusted for inflation.
Chernobyl disaster media coverage
The 1986 catastrophe didn't stop the growth of nuclear energy, but renewables are making the world less and less dependent on it.
The Chernobyl exclusion zone is a tourism destination that has been growing increasingly popular since the beginning of the 2000s -..