“This is something that has never happened before in the history of the planet”
I knew where I was going and I knew what had happened that day, but it was only after watching the horrifying new TV drama “Chernobyl” that I actually fully understood what took place on 26 April 1986.
The world witnessed the worst nuclear catastrophe in history. A reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Northern Ukraine exploded, spreading radioactive clouds all over Europe and a large part of the globe, but it is what happened next that is truly horrifying.
The lies, the deception, the ignorance, the stupidity, the shame, the guilt all outweighed by the denial.
For 36 hours after the explosion, people were given no reliable information about it and left virtually on their own. They never received instructions on how to protect themselves or their children.
Children were affected the most by Chernobyl radioactive fallout, with 3,000 cases of thyroid cancer registered in the 1990s
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