By reading this koob, you will learn about the Chernobyl disaster, the gravest nuclear accident in world history.
You will also discover:
What happened on the night of the disaster
The causes of the accident
Nuclear physics and atomic energy
The Soviet culture that made such a disaster possible, and hindered a swift response
The long-term consequences of the accident
On the night of April 25–26, 1986, a chain of events, decades in the making, would lead to the explosion of Reactor Number Four at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, located some 100 km north of Kiev near the Belorussian border. Read on to understand how this terrible event came to be.