Chernobyl disaster

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Chernobyl disaster
Chernobylreactor 1.jpg
The Chernobyl reactor #4 biggin as o 2006.
Date 26 Aprile 1986 (1986-04-26)
Time 01:23 (Moscow Time UTC+3)
Location Pripyat, (umwhile Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union)
Cause Inadvertent explosion o core during emergency shutdoun o reactor whilst unnergangin pouer failur experiment
Daiths 31 (direct)

The Chernobyl disaster (an aa referred tae as Chernobyl or the Chernobyl accident) wis a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 Aprile 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Pouer Plant in Ukraine (then offeecially the Ukrainian SSR), which wis unner the direct jurisdiction o the central authorities o the Soviet Union. An explosion an fire released lairge quantities o radioactive pairticles intae the atmosphere, which spread ower much o the wastren USSR an Europe.

Coordinates: 51°23′23″N 30°05′57″E / 51.38972°N 30.09917°E / 51.38972; 30.09917 (Chernobyl disaster)