Remember Chornobyl?

Our political protest album of three tracks, highlighting the Chornobyl nuclear disaster.

The old people had been talking with great anxiety.
Black storks had been seen not far from the village.
Black storks – a bad omen.

At 1:23am on April 26 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine suffered a catastrophic explosion and resulting fires. A radioactive plume was carried across large parts of western Soviet Union and Europe. The most severely contaminated areas were Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

The nearby city of Pripyat was quietly evacuated on April 27, with the authorities not informing residents of the scale of the disaster or the likely health risks from radiation exposure and contamination.

The true cost of the disaster is hard to quantify: 47 people died – mostly plant workers and the firemen who came to their aid, and more than 350,000 people have been relocated. A possible 1 million people are likely to have been exposed to radiation and it is estimated by the World Health Organization that 4,000 deaths may ultimately be attributed to the disaster.

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