The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

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By the end of April it will have been 31 years since the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occured.

A night power-failure stress test, at the no. 4 reactor, resulted in uncontrolled reaction conditions and subsequent steam explosion followed by an open-air fire.

This fire caused updrafts for 9 days.

Large quantities of radioactive isotopes were dispersed into the atmosphere

Despite the 30 kilometres long radioactive exclusion zone there are some people, called samosely, who decided to remain there.

Words:
stress test: a test to show how strong something (system, health) is.

updraft: an upward movement of air.

Test: Present and Past Perfect

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