The explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power station on Saturday, April 26, 1986, was undoubtedly the world's greatest nuclear accident. While only about 3% of the reactor core escaped, it was enough to kill those near it, and damage food and crops WORLD WIDe.


Information on Chernobyl's geoGRAPHical location
Maps of Chernobyl and its surroundings
Reactor Analysis
Description of Nuclear Reactors and how they work (specifically the RBMK-type reactors)
Diagrams showing the RBMK-type reactor design and layout
History of Accidents?
Were there many EMERGENCies and unscheduled shut-downs at the Power Station before the explosion?

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