The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant– Chernobyl Museum
This scale model of the Chernobyl Fourth Block shows the destroyed reactor hall and the colossal lid called ‘Elena’ that blew off the reactor at the time of the explosion. On the night of April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear accident in the world occurred when the Fourth Block reactor exploded during a safety test, sending radioactive particles into the atmosphere and eventually around the world. The population within 30 kilometers was permanently evacuated, including residents of Pripyat and many villages. Although ChAES stopped generating electricity in December 2000, today 3,800 employees continue to work at the plant, commuting from the new city of Slavutych, which was built after the accident to replace Pripyat.
I am very sad to be missing David Garcia’s lecture at the launch of the Chernobyl Museum http://davidgarciastudio.blogspot.co.uk/