Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chernobyl, the bitter seed & the harvest of death

29 years ago today the nuclear power plant Chernobyl in Ukraine SSR, then a part of the Soviet Union, suffered a catastrophic melt down and fire.  The result killed people then, and led to radiation poisoning and DNA disasters for 2 generations.  The land is still uninhabitable.

Photo copyright held by Soviet Union Media Ministry.  Used as Fair Use and no copyright infringement intended.

Today there are no people in the region surrounding the radioactive lands of Chernobyl.  The frightening thing about it is, without the sacrifice of some brave men, it could have been much worse.

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