Chernobyl | 30 Years after the Disaster

During a late-night safety test on 26 April 1986, reactor 4 of the nuclear power plant exploded. Due to misinformation the next days, the worker families in Pripyat lived on their daily life without noticing the enormous risks. They were exposed to radiation levels up to 350mSv, 20x less than the workers inside the power plant. Today radiation levels in the abandoned town range from 0.2 to 10uSv. However there are still hot spots like tank treads (0.6mSv) or the black forest area (0.2mSv). In comparison, a full-body CT scan reads around 10mSv.

April 2016