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Never again - Remember Chernobyl and Fukushima

In 2016 it was 30 years ago that the Chernobyl disaster took place. And it was five years ago that the Fukushima disaster happened. This whole year was dedicated to remembering the victims of these two events - and all other nuclear disasters.


The Chernobyl nuclear disaster began early in the early hours of Saturday 26 April 1986 within the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western USSR and Europe. It is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011). Here you can read more about this disaster.


On March 11th 2011 a huge earthquake (14h46 local time) and the following tsunami (15h35 local time) caused the cooling of the reactors and the cooling of the spent fuel pools of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants to fail. A non-stoppable nuclear disaster unveiled. Click to read more about this disaster.


In this list you can see the events in 2016 for the commemoration of Chernobyl & Fukushima. These are not (all) events that are organised by WISE international. Click here to see the list.