"Post from the past": Today, April 26, celebrated 26 years since the Chernobyl disaster. In 1986, the Chernobyl reactor number 4 explosion, and several hundred workers and firefighters were trying to put out a fire that burned 10 days. Radiation cloud enveloped the world, it was the worst nuclear disaster in the world. Then killed about 50 people and damaged hundreds of stations rescuers. Determine the magnitude of the disaster and its impact on human health is still hard - only to cancer that developed as a result of the administered dose of radiation, died from 4 to 200 thousand people. Earlier this year, the Ukrainian government announced that is going to narrow the range to which tourists can approach the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, it is expected that the steel body called the New Safe Confinement weighing 20,000 tons, will be completed by 2013.
1. Military helicopter conducting decontamination and decontamination of the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a few days after the explosion at reactor number 4. (STF / AFP / Getty Images)
2. Aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, where there was the largest man-made disaster of the 20th century, in April 1986. Front of the tube - the destroyed fourth reactor. Over the chimney and is very close to the fourth reactor was the third reactor, which stopped work on December 6, 2000. (AP Photo)
18. Ukrainian students wear masks during a training exercise at school not far from exclusion zone April 3, 2006. (AP Photo / Oded Balilty)
20. Ferris wheel in the ghost town of Pripyat which was evacuated after the explosion. (Reuters / Gleb Garanich)