The Christian Science Monitor

'Midnight in Chernobyl' explores the world's worst nuclear disaster

It’s been 33 years since Reactor Number Four at the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station in Ukraine exploded, venting radioactive material into the atmosphere. That radiation rolled over huge swaths of what was then the western part of the Soviet Union, and the explosion entered history as one of the worst nuclear power plant disasters.

As with accounts of any disaster, there are three major questions: What happened,r by Adam Higginbotham.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor4 min read
Please Touch The Fine Art: Museums Embrace A Hands-on Approach
Museums and artists are collaborating with visually impaired individuals to create multisensory exhibits that go beyond sight.
The Christian Science Monitor2 min read
Semicolons Part 2: When To Use Them
We use many punctuation marks intuitively. Periods, for example, land at the end of sentences without any problem. But semicolons? Not so easy.
The Christian Science Monitor12 min read
Melinda Gates: What She’s Learned
How her approach to philanthropy, and her own life, has changed after $50 billion of giving.