3 days after the catastrophe at the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor on April 26, 1986, Soviet authorities notified the general public that a mishap that had actually eliminated 2 individuals was “supported” and “under control.”

By that time, a surge had actually launched harmful radioactive particles into the air. A subsequent fire then spread that radiation for miles throughout Europe

The mishap injury up being among the world’s worst nuclear catastrophes, with ecological effects that remain to this day Water and soil near the plant are still infected, and kids presently residing in the location have seen illness such as bigger thyroids, cancer, and breathing diseases.

Now, there’s a threat that comparable results might take place in southeast Russia. In late July, Svetlana Radionova, the head of Russia’s ecological security firm, cautioned that a deserted chemical plant in Siberia is teeming with mercury and unidentified chemicals.

The plant, she stated, is at threat of triggering an “eco-friendly Chernobyl.”

Here’s what it appears like today.