27 Apr '15, 10am

The Chernobyl catastrophe 29 years on: it's not over yet!

The Chernobyl catastrophe 29 years on: it's not over yet!

In short, it must be stated that 29 years after the worst nuclear disaster the world has yet seen, the damaged reactor is still a danger. A real solution to the situation is nowhere in sight. Yesterday, 26th April marked the 29th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in world history - the Chernobyl catastrophe. And unfortunately, it's not over yet: preventing further major releases of radioactivity into the environment seems to be a race against time. As a new Greenpeace report detailing the efforts at the sight shows, there are no real solutions in sight. Nearly three decades after the start of the Chernobyl disaster, its atomic legacy is a stark and ominous reminder that nuclear power can never be a safe energy source. In 1986, two explosions destroyed Chernobyl reactor unit 4, located in the Ukraine. Its graphite core burned for ten days. The radioactive releases h...

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