Nuclear Energy

Chernobyl (1986)

What it was

an accident at a nuclear power plant- a huge explosion that destroyed the reactor and released radioactive material into the atmosphere

effects of it- short term and long term

radioisotopes spread across Europe- more than 170,000 people abandoned their homes for safety.

much of the land is still contaminated even after 20 years. between 10,000 and 100,000 people died with 400,000 adults and 1 million children having to use government aid for health problems because of Chernobyl