A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine on March 28, 2016.

Still Cleaning Up: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster

Recent images of the ongoing cleanup work and the ghost towns being reclaimed by nature within the exclusion zone in Ukraine.

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant.  Construction of a new sarcophagus begins - Chernobyl http://www.demotix.com/news/1176241/construction-new-sarcophagus-begins-chernobyl#media-1176212

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Construction of a new sarcophagus begins - Chernobyl http://www.demotix.com/news/1176241/construction-new-sarcophagus-begins-chernobyl#media-1176212

On this day in #chemistry  April 26th  An explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant occurred on this day in 1986 The Chernobyl accident was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel. The resulting steam explosion and fires released at least 5% of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosphere.

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April

A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, on April 23, 2013.

Still Cleaning Up: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster

World Remembers Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. A view of ghost City of Pripyat, Ukraine which was abandoned.

Pripyat, Ukraine

World Remembers Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Construction of gigantic steel arch over Nuclear Reactor

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Do You Live Within 50 Miles of a Nuclear Power Plant?

Instrument panels in the control room of reactor number two and nearly identical to the panels in the control room of reactor four stand inside the former Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on September 29, 2015. The Chernobyl plant is currently undergoing a decades-long decommissioning process of reactors one, two, and three, which continued operation for years following the accident at reactor four.

Still Cleaning Up: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster

World Remembers Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Photo image of Control Room in Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning of remaining reactors slowly proceeding over several decades.

A view of the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine on March 28, 2016.

Still Cleaning Up: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster

Recent images of the ongoing cleanup work and the ghost towns being reclaimed by nature within the exclusion zone in Ukraine.

It’s been almost 30 years since the catastrophic meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, and the deadly explosion continues to have lingering effects on the environment. Nearly 1,000 miles away from ground zero of the disaster, reindeer in the unruffled central Norwegian pastures have been becoming more contaminated with radiation as time passes.

Norway's Radioactive Reindeer are a Result of the 30-Year-Old Chernobyl Disaster

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster isn't over yet

Entrance to zone of alienation around Chernobyl. Entrance to the zone of alienation around Chernobyl

Because of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, work on a permanent containment structure for the Chernobyl Reactor 4 site, due to be finished by 2015, has been halted. This critical work is considered a top priority, not only for Ukraine, but for Europe.

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, an exclusion zone square miles sq. km) surrounding the plant still keeps people out because it remains uninhabitable. But Ukraine wants to put the land to work as a solar farm.

AroundTheInterWebs.com/*** ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS'S Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, 1986

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

A frack load more. Every fracking day.  Fracking puts more hazardous radioactive material into the environment than all the US nuclear power plants combined. About a Fukushima worth a month. Anothe…

A frack load more. Every fracking day. Fracking puts more hazardous radioactive material into the environment than all the US nuclear power plants combined. About a Fukushima worth a month.

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