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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone In Ukraine, Where Smoke Is Swirling!

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An employee walks at the control centre of the stopped third reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich - RC17B1E4CFB0

What Was Chernobyl Disaster?

First and foremost, let us first see what the Chernobyl disaster is. Sadly, the Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that happened on 26th April 1986. Apart from this, due to the breach of some protocols and malfunctioning atomic reactor number 4 busted and caused this terrible accident. A vast number of people lost their lives.Β Β 

What Is Happening Right Now?

Firstly we all know the effect of global warming happening to the current world right now. WHO (World Health Organisation) has specifically asked people to take the utmost care to save the planet. Secondly, due to this, many wildfires are happening in radioactive forests. Thirdly, These forests are very close to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. It is getting closer and closer.Β 

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The wildfire incident in the Chernobyl exclusive zone in Ukraine.

Firefighters are working hard to take the fire under control. They are especially building fire breaks to stop the spreading ahead. Along with this, due to heavy winds, they are destroying the plant. People are in the utmost fear. Most importantly, it should not reach the let over vehicles and other parts from the 1986 disastrous explosion.Β 

Without any doubt, many videos are circulating on the internet. Videos are showcasing fire vehicles racing through the disastrous fire. Firefighter vehicles are also passing through the dead polluted zone. Light is continuing from the past nine days. Not to mention, it is highly challenging to control the same. It has already destroyed 1000 square miles of an area. All this is happening around the same nuclear plant.Β 

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The ariel view of the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine.

What Is Ukraine Doing?

Firstly, fire is increasing day by day. It is covering more and more places. Secondly, it has already covered 87 acres of area. Strong winds are making the situation more inconvenient. Emergency services said these in their statements.Β Β Β 

It is a possibility of radiation reaching the capital city Kyiv through the ground. Unquestionably, people are terrified because of this. The flames should not enter the Chernobyl reactors. The situation will become more and more disastrous. Firefighters are working day and night to control the fire spreading.Β 

Last but not least, let us hope for the best.Β 

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