During 1986 the nuclear reactors at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl were going through their routine tests when all of a sudden, things went awry.
This led to what everyone describes as perhaps the worst nuclear catastrophe in human history.
Two massive explosions happened and tore apart the roof of one of the reactors in the plant. Besides the blast and the debris it left behind, there was something far worse – and that was, the radiation in the entire area along with its surroundings.
In case you do not know, radiation is extremely damaging for human life.
The collateral damage caused by the blast at Chernobyl was massive.
According to various reliable sources, more than 4000 people died because of the Chernobyl disaster..
What’s even worse is that this death toll only counted the people who lost their lives directly because of the blast.
It did not take into account, the slow and painful deaths caused by the radiation that remained in the area and its surroundings for a significant amount of time.
That being said, human beings are considered the strongest species for a reason.
Whether they have to go through the terrible conditions of the ice age or whether an asteroid hits the planet earth, human beings always band together and find solutions to carry on.
This is more than evident when you find out that scientists discovered tiny life forms at the Chernobyl sight.
These life forms particularly piqued the interest of the scientists as they survived the harsh environment of Chernobyl.
The Discovery That Surprised Everyone
The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 remains the most terrible incident in history. Its impact was such that it caused the death of thousands of people years after it actually happened.
You may find it surprising that the radiation that the Chernobyl disaster left behind still looms large in some of its surrounding areas, although it is not as extreme as it used to be back then.