Nuclear Disaster

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A few years ago I heard about the disaster in the cityof Chernobyl. This April 26 marks the 31st anniversary of the reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, located 120 kilometers from the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, exploded and threw 50 million curies of radiation into the atmosphere, equivalent to 500 Hiroshima bombs, and became one of the most serious human and ecological tragedies in history.

It is the only accident that has reached category 7, the highest in the International Nuclear Accident Scale.
Thousands of people were affected by radioactive contamination. Diseases such as cancer, malformations in fetuses, tumors, among other complications were some of the consequences of the disaster.

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