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  Chernobyl – 25 years later

Chernobyl widows mourn as bell tolls 25 times

Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident, when  a blast at the Chernobyl power plant on April 26, 1986, spewed a cloud of radioactive fallout over much of Europe.  Full story

The fallout from Chernobyl

  The world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl took place 25 years ago when a blast at the power plant spewed a cloud of radioactive fallout over much of Europe and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in Ukraine, Belarus and western Russia. Today, a 19-mile exclusion zone around the plant

Photographers recall Chernobyl's first days

Wearing a lead protective suit and placing his cameras in lead boxes, photographer Igor Kostin went to the Chernobyl danger zone just a few days after a nuclear power plant reactor exploded in the world's worst atomic accident. Full story

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