Russia's Daily News
By- Samantha Viera
On April 26,1986, a nuclear reactor at a power plant in a small town named Chernobyl exploded and caught fire. After the explosion a 3,280 feet cloud of radioactivity spread over parts of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia. The winds carried the fallout from the explosion to other areas in Europe and Asia. The radioactivity also reached parts of northern and central Europe. The radioactivity still today makes it hard to farm and do other parts of daily lives, because it contaminated the area so badly. Scientist now know that it will take a very long time to have all of the radioactivity break down and disappear. Still about 30 years later the radioactivity still affects lives. Thirty lives were lost within three months of the accident. The radioactivity also affected the birth of children. About 600,000 people have been affected by the accident. Scientists still don’t know if people’s health is being affected still today. But hopefully in the future the community can go back to the way it was before the accident.