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Chornobyl, 27 years later, still dangerous

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April 26, 2013, 12:34 a.m. | Ukraine — by Katya Gorchinskaya, Svitlana Tuchynska

Sections of the colossal arch-shaped structure that will cover the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power station. Ukraine on April 26 marks the 27th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986.
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Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya has been the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor since 2009 and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

Svitlana Tuchynska

CHORNOBYL, Ukraine – A turbine hall adjoining Chornobyl’s destroyed fourth reactor has a gaping 600-square meter opening where the roof collapsed in February. The roof has not been fixed yet, letting in rainwater that mingles with radioactive dust and elements inside and oozes out.

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