The blast that rocked the Chernobyl power plant on April 26, 1986, sent a shockwave through the Soviet Union, and gave the watching world a jolt of fear. As Reactor No. 4 melted down, its core expanded uncontrollably till, through its fissured casing, radioactive particles erupted into the sky. Like a rainstorm in reverse, they showered upwards and formed a cloud that was then carried slowly northwards on the winds from Ukraine into Belarus and beyond, spreading fear and contamination throughout Europe.
Chernobyl provides a photographic examination of the catastrophe, its aftermath, and lasting effects in 180 authentic images.
Author: Michael Kerrigan
First Published 2022 Amber Books Ltd
London N7 9DP
Editor: Michael Spilling
Designer: Mark Batley
Picture research: Terry Forshaw
W7.25" X H9.5"