A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on March 31, 2011 (bottom), shows the before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on March 31, 2011 (bottom), shows the before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, as it exploded. http://www.pinterest.com/cynthetic14/history/

Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, as it exploded. http://www.pinterest.com/cynthetic14/history/

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (Ukrainian SSR), which was under the jurisdiction of Moscow. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over Western USSR and Europe. It is considered the worst nuclear power accident in history, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (Ukrainian SSR), which was under the jurisdiction of Moscow. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over Western USSR and Europe. It is considered the worst nuclear power accident in history, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

Toys in a Pripyat school. Named after the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Toys in a Pripyat school. Named after the nearby Pripyat River, Pripyat was founded on 4 February 1970, the ninth nuclear city in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Cross section of the sarcophagus over reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Cross section of the sarcophagus over reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Chernobyl Then and Now.  A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on March 31, 2011, shows before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.  REUTERS/Vladimir Repik and Gleb Garanich

Chernobyl Then and Now. A combination of images, taken in 1982 and on March 31, 2011, shows before and after view of the abandoned city of Prypiat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik and Gleb Garanich

Chernobyl, Ukraine, Ocober 1995..The explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on April 26 1986 was the worst nuclear accident in history..Ruins inside the sarcophagus enclosing Reactor No 4.

Chernobyl, Ukraine, Ocober 1995..The explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on April 26 1986 was the worst nuclear accident in history..Ruins inside the sarcophagus enclosing Reactor No 4.

Cots in the former nursery in the abandoned town of Prypiat, Ukraine near the #Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant by Victoria Henry

Cots in the former nursery in the abandoned town of Prypiat, Ukraine near the #Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant by Victoria Henry

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