Events similar to or like Chernobyl disaster

Caused by a nuclear accident that occurred on Saturday 26 April 1986, at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR. Wikipedia

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  • Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    The process of internal disintegration within the USSR, which began with growing unrest in its various constituent republics developing into an incessant political and legislative conflict between the republics and the central government, and ended when the leaders of three primal republics (the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Byelorussian SSR) declared it no longer existed, later accompanied by 11 more republics, resulting in President Mikhail Gorbachev having to resign and what was left of the Soviet parliament formally acknowledging what had already taken place. The failure of the 1991 August Coup, when Soviet government and military elites tried to overthrow Gorbachev and stop the "parade of sovereignties", led to the government in Moscow losing most of its influence, and many republics proclaiming independence in the following days and months. Wikipedia

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    Widespread power outage throughout parts of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States, and the Canadian province of Ontario on August 14, 2003, beginning just after 4:10 p.m. EDT. Most places restored power by midnight (within 7 hours), some as early as 6 p.m. on August 14 (within 2 hours). Wikipedia

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    A series of powerful cyberattacks using the Petya malware began on 27 June 2017 that swamped websites of Ukrainian organizations, including banks, ministries, newspapers and electricity firms. Similar infections were reported in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. Wikipedia

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    Major air-pollution episode and environmental disaster, coinciding with that year's Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Smog covered the city and its surrounding area from November23 to 26, filling the city's air with damaging levels of several toxic pollutants. Wikipedia

  • Lviv pogroms (1941)

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    Then center of governorate within the Russian Empire, destroying the plant and spreading panic in the city on 14–16 August, which lasted at least until 24 August. Fire resulted in minor detonations of the shells in depots, scattered over the industrial part of the city. Wikipedia

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  • The Holocaust in Lithuania

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  • 1996 Moscow–Constantinople schism

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  • Great Grain Robbery

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  • Team Trees

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  • Rendlesham Forest incident

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  • Fort VII

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  • Immortal Regiment

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Sentences forChernobyl disaster

  • Although committed to preserving the Soviet state and to its socialist ideals, Gorbachev believed significant reform was necessary, particularly after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.Mikhail Gorbachev-Wikipedia
  • About 70% of the radiation from neighboring Ukraine's 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster entered Belarusian territory, and about a fifth of Belarusian land (principally farmland and forests in the southeastern regions) was affected by radiation fallout.Belarus-Wikipedia
  • In 1986, large parts of Germany were covered with radioactive contamination from the Chernobyl disaster and Germans went to great lengths to deal with the contamination.Alliance 90/The Greens-Wikipedia
  • On April 11, 2011, officials upgraded the disaster to a level 7 out of a possible 7, a rare occurrence not seen since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.Fukushima Prefecture-Wikipedia
  • The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 was the first major accident at a civilian nuclear power plant.Soviet Union-Wikipedia
  • The catastrophic accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 occurred only 100 km north of the city.Kyiv-Wikipedia
  • For the first two days following the Chernobyl disaster on April 26, 1986, the official Eastern Bloc media did not report any news about the disaster and no full account for another four months.Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty-Wikipedia
  • On September 30, 1989, thousands of Belarusians, denouncing local leaders, marched through Minsk to demand additional cleanup of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster site in Ukraine.Dissolution of the Soviet Union-Wikipedia
  • In April 1986 the Chernobyl disaster occurred.Mikhail Gorbachev-Wikipedia
  • New Orleans was catastrophically affected by what Raymond B. Seed called "the worst engineering disaster in the world since Chernobyl", when the Federal levee system failed during Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.New Orleans-Wikipedia
  • The nuclear plant was discontinued in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster.Ferdinand Marcos-Wikipedia
  • In 1986, the Byelorussian SSR was contaminated with most (70%) of the nuclear fallout from the explosion at the Chernobyl power plant located 16 km beyond the border in the neighboring Ukrainian SSR.Belarus-Wikipedia
  • Beginning in 1986, in response to the nuclear reactor explosion and disaster near Chernobyl, Ukraine, the IAEA increased its efforts in the field of nuclear safety.International Atomic Energy Agency-Wikipedia
  • Concerned about the regional effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, they left their homeland shortly before Maria was born.Maria Sharapova-Wikipedia
  • The organization highlights the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 and Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011 as evidence of the risk nuclear power can pose to people's lives, the environment and the economy.Greenpeace-Wikipedia
  • It was not as bad as the Chernobyl disaster, but worse than the Three Mile Island accident.2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami-Wikipedia
  • He returned two years later to perform at a benefit concert for the victims of the Chernobyl disaster.John Denver-Wikipedia
  • The IAEA itself says that, beginning in 1986, in response to the nuclear reactor explosion and disaster near Chernobyl, Ukraine, the IAEA redoubled its efforts in the field of nuclear safety.International Atomic Energy Agency-Wikipedia
  • His dismay at the Chernobyl disaster led to precedent-setting concerts in parts of communist Asia and Europe.John Denver-Wikipedia
  • An opinion piece by Gorbachev written in April 2006 stated: "The nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl 20 years ago this month, even more than my launch of perestroika, was perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union."Dissolution of the Soviet Union-Wikipedia
  • After the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, the cities of Pripyat and Chernobyl were evacuated due to dangerous radiation levels within the area.Ghost town-Wikipedia
  • The small Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum acts as both a memorial and historical center devoted to the events surrounding the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and its effect on the Ukrainian people, the environment, and subsequent attitudes toward the safety of nuclear power as a whole.Kyiv-Wikipedia
  • Partly due to the impact of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, and to growing awareness of the threat of air pollution and acid rain to German forests ("Waldsterben"), the Greens increased their share of the vote to 8.3% in the 1987 federal election.Alliance 90/The Greens-Wikipedia
  • Following the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, dangerously high levels of nuclear contamination escaped into the surrounding area, and nearly 200 towns and villages in Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus were evacuated, including the cities of Pripyat and Chernobyl.Ghost town-Wikipedia

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