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    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
    • Grim Lesson for Humanity: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
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    The construction of the V. I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station, the first one on Ukrainian soil, kicked off in 1970. Seven years later, the first reactor came online and by 1983 the plant’s four reactors were producing about 10 percent of Ukraine’s electricity.

    Tuesday, April 26, marks the 30th anniversary of one of the worst man-made disasters in history, the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine, where the once bustling city of Pripyat has now been reduced to a ghost town.

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