facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Even after the ongoing tragedy at the Fukushima reactor in Japan, the explosion and subsequent fire at the Chernobyl plant still ranks as the worst in history. The plant was in Pripyat, a now abandoned city in the modern Ukraine and the former Soviet Union. The death toll from the accident and radiation varies from a 4,000 individual estimate from the World Health Organization to about 200,000 from Greenpeace.
5 of 17
Construction of the "sarcophagus" at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine, following the explosion on April 26, 1986. UPI/INS
| License Photo
More Collections
2014: Celebrity Families
2014: Celebrity Families
2014: Celebrity Couples
2014: Celebrity Couples
2014: Celebrity Breakups and divorces
2014: Celebrity Breakups and divorces
2014: Swim Week Miami Beach
2014: Swim Week Miami Beach
2014: The Year in Music
2014: The Year in Music
Notable deaths of 2014
Notable deaths of 2014
Most Popular
1
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
2
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
3
Police: Woman said Jesus would pay her bill Police: Woman said Jesus would pay her bill
4
6,000-year-old temple discovered in prehistoric Ukraine settlement 6,000-year-old temple discovered in prehistoric Ukraine settlement
5
Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall
x
Feedback