Essay on World 's Most Destructive Disasters

1769 Words Jan 6th, 2016 8 Pages
On April 26, 1986, one of the world’s most destructive disasters happened in the country of Ukraine. In the city of Chernobyl, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant had a reactor meltdown. Reactor #4 had a nuclear meltdown and released a deadly dose of radiation throughout the whole country of Europe. Only the country of Sweden was able to pinpoint where the radiation was coming from. The nuclear meltdown of Reactor #4 was caused by a simple test that turned into an error. In Ukraine, the town of Prypiat, had been in the exclusion zone, but they were never notified of the disaster. They were exposed to radiation for three days. The Soviet Union notified them that they had to leave their home and leave everything in their home. The Soviet Union told them that they will return back to Prypiat in a matter of days, but they never returned to their hometown for a very long time. An abundant amount of people in the country of Europe developed a form a cancer, birth defects, and died at an early young age. The people who had to sacrifice their lives and clean the mess up, died days later due to a very high exposure to radiation. The four firemen who were considered heroes, went into the irradiated areas of the reactor and stopped the radiation from leaking more. If the disaster was never treated, the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster would have been even more devastating than the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster that happened in 2011. Imagine a world where Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Supplies are…

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