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"The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR in the Soviet Union.[1][2] It is the worst nuclear disaster in history both in cost and casualties.[3] It is one of only two nuclear energy accidents rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale."

"The core melted down and two or more explosions ruptured the reactor core and destroyed the reactor building. This was immediately followed by an open-air reactor core fire. It released considerable airborne radioactive contamination for about nine days that precipitated onto parts of the USSR and Western Europe, before finally ending on 4 May 1986.[7][8] Some 70% of fallout landed in Belarus, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) away.[9] The fire released about the same amount of contamination as the initial explosion.[4] As a result of rising ambient radiation levels off-site...."

The reactor explosion killed two engineers and severely burned two more. A massive emergency operation to put out the fire, stabilize the reactor, and clean up the ejected nuclear core began.
During the immediate emergency response 134 station staff and firemen were hospitalized with acute radiation syndrome due to absorbing high doses of ionizing radiation.
Of these 134 people, 28 died in the days to months afterward and approximately 14 suspected radiation-induced cancer deaths followed within the next 10 years.[11][12]"

The goal of this project is to ...find Survivors.

Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Carole Taylor.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!


  1. wikipedia.com
  2. Current day movie that GIVES the FACTS, never before told --Mar 28, 2019--HBO "On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and the sacrifices made to save Europe from the unimaginable disaster. Chernobyl premieres May 6 on HBO." utube


  1. Elena age 7 at the time is still living.
  2. Vladmir Kaluzhskikh her father, died
  3. Mariya Bakina- Kaluzhskikh her mother, died 1990, just 4 years later.
  4. Her sister.................age 12, still living
  5. Viktor Bryukhanov died at age 85
  6. Bryukhanov, his wife
  7. Bryukhanov, Oleg his son
  8. Bryukhanov, Lily, his daughter
  9. Anatoly Dyatlov, deputy to the chief engineer;
  10. Nikolai Fomin, the chief engineer. still living.

Involved in Disaster

  1. Viktor Bryukhanov died at age 85
  2. Anatoly Dyatlov, deputy to the chief engineer; [1] (photo from left),
  3. Nikolai Fomin, the chief engineer. [2] still living

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