The explosion at Chernobyl acted like a volcano, blowing radioactive particles far into the sky. Wind moved the plume, or cloud of radioactive particles, all around the world. Even worse, when the plume passed by several countries, it began to rain, and nuclear fallout hit the ground.


Radiation Spreads
Wind carried the plume of radioactive particles around the world
Nordic Countries
The Nordic countries were perhaps the most affected by the radioactive fallout
Nordic countries were among the first to notice high levels of radiation in the air
Europe was also greatly effected by the explosion
European countries suffered financially when bans were put on foods
Rest of the World
Radioactive fallout travelled as far as the United States

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