Chernobyl 30 years after
On April 26, 1986, the world suffered its worst nuclear disaster ever, when one of the four reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded. The Soviet government, under leader Mikhail Gorbachev, hushed the news for 36 hours, leading to the catastrophic radiation of large nearby populations.
Thirty years on today, the area is still sealed inside an exclusion zone, the towns and villages devoid of humans apart from the engineers busy with the continued clean-up effort. The displaced residents live scattered in towns and villages across Ukraine, with many second or third generation children displaying unusually high cases of diseases including cancer.