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写真 | 2021年 04月 27日 21:37 JST

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 then-Soviet Ukraine was poisoning the air with so much deadly radioactivity that it would become the world's worst nuclear accident. Pictured: An aerial view of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine with an arrow pointing to the location of the explosion.

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On the morning of April 26, 1986, no one could yet tell that a meltdown in reactor 4 of the nuclear plant in tmore

On the morning of April 26, 1986, no one could yet tell that a meltdown in reactor 4 of the nuclear plant in then-Soviet Ukraine was poisoning the air with so much deadly radioactivity that it would become the world's worst nuclear accident. Pictured: An aerial view of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine with an arrow pointing to the location of the explosion. REUTERS/File
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The accident killed 31 right away and forced tens of thousands to flee. The final death toll of those killed by radiation-related illnesses such as cancer is subject to debate. Pictured: A helicopter sprays a decontaminating substance over the region surrounding the Chernobyl power station.   
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The accident killed 31 right away and forced tens of thousands to flee. The final death toll of those killed bmore

The accident killed 31 right away and forced tens of thousands to flee. The final death toll of those killed by radiation-related illnesses such as cancer is subject to debate. Pictured: A helicopter sprays a decontaminating substance over the region surrounding the Chernobyl power station. REUTERS/Tass
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Mikhail Gorbachev has since said he considered Chernobyl one of the main nails in the coffin of the Soviet Union which eventually collapsed in 1991.  Pictured: A traffic policeman checks vehicles entering the restricted zone surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear station.  

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Mikhail Gorbachev has since said he considered Chernobyl one of the main nails in the coffin of the Soviet Unimore

Mikhail Gorbachev has since said he considered Chernobyl one of the main nails in the coffin of the Soviet Union which eventually collapsed in 1991. Pictured: A traffic policeman checks vehicles entering the restricted zone surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear station. REUTERS/File
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A child drinks an anti-radiation iodine solution in a Warsaw clinic following the Chernobyl disaster. 

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A child drinks an anti-radiation iodine solution in a Warsaw clinic following the Chernobyl disaster. REUTERmore

A child drinks an anti-radiation iodine solution in a Warsaw clinic following the Chernobyl disaster. REUTERS/File
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An aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant  still smoking shortly after the explosion of its fourth reactor. 


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An aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant still smoking shortly after the explosion of its fourth rmore

An aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant still smoking shortly after the explosion of its fourth reactor. REUTERS/File
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A Ukrainian policeman decontaminates a bus used to carry workers who built a sarcophagus around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear station. 


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A Ukrainian policeman decontaminates a bus used to carry workers who built a sarcophagus around the fourth reamore

A Ukrainian policeman decontaminates a bus used to carry workers who built a sarcophagus around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear station. REUTERS/File
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The Chernobyl nuclear power plant after the explosion of its fourth reactor. 

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The Chernobyl nuclear power plant after the explosion of its fourth reactor. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant after the explosion of its fourth reactor. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik
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An aerial view of the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after its explosion.


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An aerial view of the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after its explosion. REUTERS/Fimore

An aerial view of the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after its explosion. REUTERS/File
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A helicopter drops concrete onto the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power after its explosion.


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A helicopter drops concrete onto the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power after its explosion. Rmore

A helicopter drops concrete onto the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power after its explosion. REUTERS/File
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A wedding party crosses a street weeks after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the settlement of Polesskoe, near Chernobyl. 


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A wedding party crosses a street weeks after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the settlement of Polesskoe, nemore

A wedding party crosses a street weeks after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the settlement of Polesskoe, near Chernobyl. REUTERS/Vladimir Repik
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Major Leonid Telyatnikov, one of the first firefighters at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and head of the Chernobyl fire brigade, hugs his wife Larisa in the hospital grounds where he is being treated for exposure to radiation. 


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Major Leonid Telyatnikov, one of the first firefighters at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and headmore

Major Leonid Telyatnikov, one of the first firefighters at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and head of the Chernobyl fire brigade, hugs his wife Larisa in the hospital grounds where he is being treated for exposure to radiation. REUTERS/File
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Representatives measure the level of radioactivity on the Koenigsplatz in Munich to combat radiation fears following the Chernobyl disaster. 

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Representatives measure the level of radioactivity on the Koenigsplatz in Munich to combat radiation fears folmore

Representatives measure the level of radioactivity on the Koenigsplatz in Munich to combat radiation fears following the Chernobyl disaster. REUTERS/Claus Hampel
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A worker at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant checks the radiation level in the engine room of the first and second power units. 


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A worker at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant checks the radiation level in the engine room of the first and smore

A worker at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant checks the radiation level in the engine room of the first and second power units. REUTERS/File
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The building of the sarcophagus around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after its explosion.


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The building of the sarcophagus around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after its explomore

The building of the sarcophagus around the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant after its explosion. REUTERS/File
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The number four reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant after completion of the work to entomb it in concrete.


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The number four reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant after completion of the work to entomb it in concrete. more

The number four reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant after completion of the work to entomb it in concrete. REUTERS/File
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Workers enter the Chernobyl nuclear power plant weeks after the 1986 explosion in its fourth reactor. The sign reads: 'Comrades, we guarantee the launch of the first and second bloc by October 1986', referring to the first and second reactor that were switched off after the accident.


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Workers enter the Chernobyl nuclear power plant weeks after the 1986 explosion in its fourth reactor. The signmore

Workers enter the Chernobyl nuclear power plant weeks after the 1986 explosion in its fourth reactor. The sign reads: 'Comrades, we guarantee the launch of the first and second bloc by October 1986', referring to the first and second reactor that were switched off after the accident. REUTERS/File
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A technician monitors nuclear reactor number 3 in a control room of the Chernobyl power plant. 


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A technician monitors nuclear reactor number 3 in a control room of the Chernobyl power plant. REUTERS/File

A technician monitors nuclear reactor number 3 in a control room of the Chernobyl power plant. REUTERS/File
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Evacuees from the Chernobyl region's collective farms walk through the streets of a newly built village in Makarovsky district near Kiev. 

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Evacuees from the Chernobyl region's collective farms walk through the streets of a newly built village in Makmore

Evacuees from the Chernobyl region's collective farms walk through the streets of a newly built village in Makarovsky district near Kiev. REUTERS/Tass
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Alexander Kovalenko, the former Information Chief of the Chernobyl clean up, holds a radiation meter showing a level of 2.3 milliRoentgens (hundreds of thousands of times less than in the first days after the accident). In the background are the third and the adjoining damaged fourth reactor now entombed in concrete. Photo is undated. 

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Alexander Kovalenko, the former Information Chief of the Chernobyl clean up, holds a radiation meter showing amore

Alexander Kovalenko, the former Information Chief of the Chernobyl clean up, holds a radiation meter showing a level of 2.3 milliRoentgens (hundreds of thousands of times less than in the first days after the accident). In the background are the third and the adjoining damaged fourth reactor now entombed in concrete. Photo is undated. REUTERS/Meg Bortin
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A view of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, with reactor no. 4 in the foreground. 

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A view of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, with reactor no. 4 in the foreground. REUTERS/Dominique Dubouble

A view of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, with reactor no. 4 in the foreground. REUTERS/Dominique Dubouble
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