Still Struggling with Chernobyl Accident

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Three decades after the meltdown in reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, clean-up is still in progress.

Enormous amounts of radioactive particles leaked during the Chernobyl disaster on Friday night April 26, 1986. The wind spread the contamination across Europe.

At the time, no one knew it would be the all-time worst accident in terms of nuclear and radioactive emissions.
A long-term plan for the displaced population to move back to the affected areas still does not exist. The Ukrainian government aims for Chernobyl to be a safe place by 2065.
Even in Norway, the repercussions of the accident are still causing work.
“Animals that graze in central Norway may still be within the range of radioactivity from Chernobyl, and may continue to be so for a long time yet,” section manager Astrid Liland said to the news agency NTB.

 

Source: NTB scanpix  / Norway Today

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