April 26 1986 – Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Experiences a Meltdown

April 26 1986 – Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Experiences a MeltdownRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons In the western Soviet Union, 60 miles north of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, darkness exploded at 1:23am on April 26, 1986. During a routine test, an error by the technical team led reactor Unit 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to experience a horrifying accident. Less than a decade after the less-serious incident at the Three Mile Island facility in Pennsylvania, the safety of nuclear power was once again called into question — and, thanks to dangerous levels of secrecy, the Soviet Union was soon facing condemnation from every corner of the […]