Chernobyl 25 Years Later: Then and NowApr 26, 2011
Today, on April 26th 1986 the world was witness to the worst nuclear disaster to date when reactor number 4 in Chernobyl exploded and sent out a radioactive cloud over the Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and other parts of Europe. TotallyCoolPix already posted impressive Chernobyl 25 Years Later photo galleries by Alexander Kamenski and David Schindler. This gallery shows you the then and now and the bits in between.
Aerial view of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine May 9, 1986. The arrow shows the spot of the accident which happened on April 26 killing 4 people according to Soviet sources.
A helicopter sprays a decontaminating substance over the region surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power station June 13, 1986. Reuters/Tass JAPAN OUT
Chernobyl nuclear disaster.. © STR New / Reuters/REUTERS