On April 26, 1986 the world witnessed the worst human made disaster in history and the effects are still being felt today. Here are 25 facts you may not know about the Chernobyl Accident.
20. 20% of those deaths were suicides
15. The Chernobyl nuclear accident is known as the worst and most serious accident in nuclear history
10. Many doctors throughout Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union advised pregnant women to undergo abortions to avoid bearing children with birth defects in spite of the fact that radiation levels the women were exposed to was too low to cause problems.
5. Around 97% of the radioactive material remains in a crumbling sarcophagus
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