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Backgrounder on Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident

On April 26, 1986, an accident occurred at Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former USSR. The accident, caused by a sudden surge of power, destroyed the reactor and released massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-04-02 16:04:47
Description On April 26, 1986, an accident occurred at Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former USSR. The accident, caused by a sudden surge of power, destroyed the reactor and released massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment.
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Source United States National Regulatory Commission
Keyword Chernobyl, Nuclear accident, Nuclear meltdown, China Syndrome, Radiation, Radiation lead
Date Of Record Creation 2009-04-02 16:00:13
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Date Last Modified 2009-04-02 16:04:47
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-04-02 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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