The chernobyl disaster, also referred to as the chernobyl accident, was a catastrophic nuclear accident it occurred on 25–26 april 1986 in the no 4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the chernobyl nuclear power plant near the now-abandoned town of pripyat , in northern ukrainian soviet socialist republic , soviet union , approximately 104 km (65 mi) north of kiev.
The april 1986 disaster at the chernobyl a nuclear power plant in ukraine was the product of a flawed soviet reactor design coupled with serious mistakes made by the plant operators b it was a direct consequence of cold war isolation and the resulting lack of any safety culture. On april 26, 1986, the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident occurs at the chernobyl nuclear power station in the soviet union thirty-two people died and dozens more suffered radiation.
Chernobyl was largely abandoned following the disaster at the chernobyl nuclear power plant located 145 kilometres (9 miles) away ukraine was part of the ussr (union of soviet socialist republics) on the 26th april 1986 when the disaster occurred.
Chernobyl is a nuclear power plant located in ukraine that was the site of a nuclear disaster in 1986 a routine test at the power plant went horribly wrong, and two huge explosions released enormous amounts of radiation in the worst nuclear disaster in history.
The chernobyl disaster (ukrainian: чорнобильська катастрофа, chornobylʹsʹka katastrofa, chernobyl accident) was considered as one of the worst nuclear disasters in history it occurred on 26 april 1986 at the chernobyl nuclear power plant in the ukrainian soviet socialist republic, then part of the soviet union, now in ukraine.
25 years after: scenes from chernobyl--the worst nuclear accident in history [slide show] on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at the chernobyl power plant in ukraine. On april 26, 1986, a routine safety test at the chernobyl nuclear power plant in ukraine spiraled out of control follow the dramatic events that led to the world's worst civilian nuclear disaster.