Thirty years after histories most famous disaster, these five pictures are a horrifying reminder that the danger of nuclear radiation. Radiation exposure not only causes death and disease immediately, but it also long term health effects that last for generations.
In April of 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, leaving many dead — and the effects are still evident in animals in the region.
Warning: This is disturbing.
Shocking photos provided by ChernobylGuide.com show the devastation left behind by radiation exposure…
For several generations, animals and humans have suffered mutations as a repercussion from the nuclear radiation.
The radioactive cloud affected not only Ukraine, but also other countries far and near.
The far reaching contamination left some areas more heavily affected than others.
Many residents of the affected areas had to be hospitalized due to respiratory problems, and then later on they were even affected by cancer.
The damage even affected generations to follow, with many children suffered from Chernobyl deformities.
It is said that due to the dangers of nuclear radiation exposure, even 70 years after the Chernobyl explosion — there will be an increase in adult and children’s cancer. Nuclear explosions and their effects are more common then you probably think. Recently, the Fukushima nuclear accident left Japan residents devastated in 2011.
Radiation that leaked into the affected areas harmed not only human lives, but also animals and plants. The radiation created greater sense of damage to human’s lives by affecting crops. The lack of healthy foods increased their suffrage, leading to malnutrition.
The disturbing reality of it all is that…. it could happen here.
–The Horn editorial team