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Chernobyl, Ukraine


Today's entry is a rather chilling video from Greenpeace marking the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion. The Chernobyl nuclear meltdown provoked a radioactive cloud which floated over Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Croatia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, France and the United Kingdom.

In fact the western world only became aware of the disaster because workers at a Swedish power plant detected a rise in radioactivity and began to suspect they were coming from the Soviet Union.

View a video of Chernobyl on Google Maps

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