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In the early hours of 26 April 1986, one of four nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl power station exploded.

Moscow was slow to admit what had happened, even after increased radiation was detected in other countries.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-04-02 15:36:55
Description In the early hours of 26 April 1986, one of four nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl power station exploded.

Moscow was slow to admit what had happened, even after increased radiation was detected in other countries.
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Source BBC
Keyword Chernobyl, Nuclear accident, Nuclear Meltdown, Radiation, Radiation leak, China Syndrome
Date Of Record Creation 2009-04-02 15:33:45
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Date Last Modified 2010-07-12 20:01:30
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-04-02 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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