Chernobyl Legacy (5 galleries)

The Chernobyl disaster was a well-known nuclear accident of catastrophic proportions that occurred on 26 April 1986, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (then in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, part of the Soviet Union). Twentyfive years have passed since the meltdown at Chernobyl. The essay faces the dark legacy of the modern technological nightmare that continues to plague those exposed to its destructive radiation, Health, Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts.