What was the disaster? When was it? Where was it?
The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that became the worst Nuclear Power Plant Accident ever in history and rated a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale. This accident was due to both human error and design flaw. The accident took place on the 26th of April, 1986 at the Chernobyl Power Plant which is located 130km north of Kiev in Ukraine.
Where the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is located

A large amount of fire released radioactive contamination into the atmosphere and spread across USSR and Europe. Between 1986 and 2004, 985,000 people were killed as a result of radioactive contamination.
After the accident, humans were exposed to radiation from contaminated food and breathing in contaminated air. Radioactive contamination is extremely deadly as they can change the DNA code of cells which leads to cancer and disabilities. Thousands of people have developed thyroid cancer as the result of radioactive contamination.
On April 26th, Government officials announced that ‘an unfavourable radiation situation occurred’ and ordered buses to evacuate people from Pripyat. No one knew why they were leaving and never knew they were leaving for good.
The evacuation

Wendy Doan