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30 Years On, Chernobyl Still Leaks Radiation

Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when an explosion at the power plant near the town contaminated a wide area and sent radiation clouds across the globe. During the catastrophe, two people died immediately, while 29 more died within weeks. It is estimated thousands more have died from cancers and other illnesses in the ensuing years. More than 200 tons of uranium are still inside the reactor site, fueling fears that new radiation leaks could occur in...

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