Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2022: Facts You Didn’t Know

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar news

NO CONTAINMENT BUILDING

There was no containment building or a gas-tight shell that surrounds the nuclear reactor.

SPOOKY TOURIST ATTRACTION

The Ukrainian authorities opened up the area to tourism in 2011.

BLAST SIMILAR TO HIROSHIMA

Chernobyl's reactor exploded at about 45 rem of radiation dosage on average; 45 is similar to atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima.

EXACT DEATH TOLL IS UNKNOWN

The eventual death toll from Chernobyl is subject to speculation and dispute as actual death toll is still unknwon.

PEOPLE STILL LIVE THERE ILLEGALLY

Majority of the exclusion zone remains devoid of humans, but a few hundred residents have returned illegally.

AFTERMATH OF BLAST WAS DEADLIER

Almost 6 Lakh “liquidators” sent to clean the area died by 2005 due to the harmful radiation.

A PLACE FOR WILDLIFE NOW

Chernobyl has paradoxically become a unique sanctuary for biodiversity ocer the last couple of years

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