Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 was the most severe in the history of the nuclear power industry, causing a huge release of radionuclides over large areas of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation.

1986-2011: 25 Year Anniversary of Chernobyl Accident

Tuesday, 26 April 2011 will mark a quarter-century since the Chernobyl accident in the former USSR. To mark the event, the IAEA created a series of stories, photographs and videos that depict the current environmental, social and technical aspects of the affected regions in Belarus and Ukraine:


Last update: 18 November 2014