Flashback: The Chernobyl nuclear disaster
On the morning of April 26, 1986, no one could yet tell that a meltdown in reactor 4 of the nuclear plant in tmore
The accident killed 31 right away and forced tens of thousands to flee. The final death toll of those killed bmore
Mikhail Gorbachev has since said he considered Chernobyl one of the main nails in the coffin of the Soviet Unimore
A child drinks an anti-radiation iodine solution in a Warsaw clinic following the Chernobyl disaster. REUTERmore
An aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant still smoking shortly after the explosion of its fourth rmore
A Ukrainian policeman decontaminates a bus used to carry workers who built a sarcophagus around the fourth reamore
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant after the explosion of its fourth reactor. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik
An aerial view of the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after its explosion. REUTERS/Fimore
A helicopter drops concrete onto the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power after its explosion. Rmore
A wedding party crosses a street weeks after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the settlement of Polesskoe, nemore
Major Leonid Telyatnikov, one of the first firefighters at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and headmore
Representatives measure the level of radioactivity on the Koenigsplatz in Munich to combat radiation fears folmore
A worker at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant checks the radiation level in the engine room of the first and smore
The building of the sarcophagus around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after its explomore
The number four reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant after completion of the work to entomb it in concrete. more
Workers enter the Chernobyl nuclear power plant weeks after the 1986 explosion in its fourth reactor. The signmore
A technician monitors nuclear reactor number 3 in a control room of the Chernobyl power plant. REUTERS/File
Evacuees from the Chernobyl region's collective farms walk through the streets of a newly built village in Makmore
Alexander Kovalenko, the former Information Chief of the Chernobyl clean up, holds a radiation meter showing amore
A view of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, with reactor no. 4 in the foreground. REUTERS/Dominique Dubouble
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