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Transcript Audio Bells tolled 30 times in Kiev on Tuesday, once for each year since the world's worst nuclear disaster. Fallout from Chernobyl haunts Europe: Science correspondent Miles O'Brien offers a closer look at the science of nuclear power and Hari Sreenivasan talks to photographer Michal Huniewicz about the lasting effects.
Now, 30 years on from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the fallout from that fateful day still haunts Europe as a somber anniversary is marked. Bells tolled 30 times in Kiev, once for each year since the world's worst nuclear disaster. The president of Ukraine spoke at Chernobyl itself.
The Chernobyl accident will for a long time remain an event of a worldwide scale that is a challenge to the whole of humanity. Such catastrophes do not respect state borders.
The city of Pripyat, where the nuclear plant was located, is now a ghost town. It sits in the middle of an uninhabitable exclusion zone, where hundreds of towns and villages in Ukraine and Belarus were forced to evacuate. Ukraine was still part of the old Soviet Union when Chernobyl's number four reactor suffered a catastrophic power surge on April 26, That triggered a meltdown and explosion, spewing huge amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere.
Millions of people across Eastern Europe were exposed to dangerously high radiation. But it took two days for Soviet authorities to acknowledge the incident publicly. Sometroops and volunteers were sent in to fight the fire and clean up contamination, and 30 died from radiation poisoning.
I went in there when everyone was fleeing. We were going right into the heat. And, today, everything is forgotten. The stricken reactor was encased in a concrete sarcophagus. The human toll is less clear, but the World Health Organization estimates long-term radiation effects will claim at least 9, lives.
Some further perspective on the impact of Chernobyl, first more on the science, consequences, fears and risks of nuclear power from our science correspondent, Miles O'Brien, who's done extensive reporting in Chernobyl and at the more recent accident site in Fukushima, Japan.
Miles, you're one of the few people that have gone to both of these places. You were reporting from Chernobyl just four or five years ago. Put this disaster in perspective. Well, Hari, Chernobyl, by any measure, had a greater impact.
I think the radiation released from Chernobyl was about six times greater than what we saw released from Fukushima. Both of them were so-called level seven accidents, which is the worst kind of accident on the scale that the international community puts upon them.
But Chernobyl, because it had an explosion and a fire, caused the spread of radioactive material over a much broader area.
Much of Europe was affected by it. And so it had a tremendous impact, not only potentially health-wise, but also politically and emotionally, and had a great impact on how people viewed nuclear power.Cocaine has significant and well-recognized toxic effects on the heart and cardiovascular system.
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