Tamsin Fraser, University of Bristol, UK.

The Chernobyl accident- the most serious accident  in a nuclear power plant to date- occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant in the USSR on April 26th, 1986. One of the reactors in the power plant exploded when a safety test went wrong. A massive amount of radioactive material was released into the environment, and spread across a huge area.

Map of Ukraine showing Chernobyl in the north. The insert shows the position of  Ukraine in relation to eastern Europe. 




This website was created by Tamsin Fraser, University of Bristol.