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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

This Day in History - Chernobyl

From History Channel:
[Too lazy to get the permalink]
NUCLEAR DISASTER AT CHERNOBYL:
April 26, 1986

On April 26, 1986, the world's worst nuclear power plant accident occurs at the
Chernobyl nuclear power station in the Soviet Union. Thirty-two people died and
dozens more suffered radiation burns in the opening days of the crisis, but only
after Swedish authorities reported the fallout did Soviet authorities
reluctantly admit that an accident had occurred.
Yup, the russkies wouldn't admit there was anything wrong until the problem was quite widespread.
Could anything else have been done about it? Dunno. Maybe some of the affected areas could have had some evacuations. Maybe they still wouldn't have had time. But at least they would have known and been able to decide for themselves, and maybe make some preparations.

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