The Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred in the city of Chernobyl. At the time of the accident, Chernobyl was a city in the Soviet Union. Today it is located in Ukraine, north of Kiev.
It was the night of 25th -26th, April 1986 when the Chernobyl accident occurred. The reactor of Unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was being prepared for shutdown. This was a routine procedure, enabling maintenance and repairs to be carried while
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abnormal appearance. It also caused many illnesses. The radiation reached Sweden on the 28th of April. Poland was hit next. The radiation was then detected in Germany and Austria. Great Britain was affected soon. The accident cause many problems. One was that rain brought down radioactive particles of caesium and iodine from the high clouds. In many countries, huge quantities of food were destroyed - the cost of the accidents with its consequences were huge.