In just 36 hours, 59 430 people were evacuated from Pripyat, Ukraine following the
“world's worst nuclear disaster”,
The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Overview

The Chernobyl Power Plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine was nuclear-fission-powered and was capable of producing four times the power output of the Huntly power station.

However at 1:23 am on the 26th of April 1986 a failed reactor test resulted in the world's worst nuclear disaster, subsequently displacing over 200 000 people, and instantly killing a further 54 residents and emergency workers.

The Briefing

Today I will be your guide around Chernobyl and Pripyat, much of it left abandoned and untouched since the day of the disaster. The guided tour will consist of showing you how nuclear reactions occour; a tour of the power plant; the disaster itself; and the catastrophic repercussions, peppered with insightful commentary, doodles and captivating technicolour photographs from the past and present, topped off with a quiz.

First of all, please put on some protective gear to prevent radioactive particles from penetrating through your body — And here's a Geiger counter; it lets off a warning when radiation levels become too high.

Begin the Chernobyl nuclear disaster tour