The Chornobyl nuclear accident occurred on April 26, 1986, at around 1 a.m. when one of the plant’s nuclear reactors exploded during a planned test. The explosion forever marred the surrounding environment and contaminated a 150,000-square-kilometer swath of land in the nexus between Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.
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The “Chornobyl. Journey” website aims to educate readers about the causes of the 1986 nuclear disaster and dispel myths about it. Users can click and scroll through multimedia content including graphs, photos, videos and more, which draw on declassified documents and scientific studies. The website is available in English and