Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986 - level 2, A12
The Chernobyl catastrophe was a catastrophic nuclear accident which happened on 26 April 1986 in Chernobyl, Ukraine, which was a part of the Soviet Union at that time.
The accident created a big radioactive cloud which moved around Russia, Central Europe and Western Europe. The cloud was also in England and Scotland.
It was the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history. 500 000 workers tried to clean the area but the place stayed very radioactive for many years after the catastrophe.
First, the Soviet government didn’t tell anybody about the accident. The Soviet people got the first information about the accident two days later. 350 000 were evacuated from the area and many people had health problems.
The government told Russian people but the world didn’t know about it. On 28th April, the radiation levels started alarms in one city in Sweden. Only after this information, the Russian government said that an accident happened.
You can see pictures from Chernobyl in the video.
Written by Danny for News in Levels
Interesting words: nuclear, evacuate.
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