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International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2021: Purpose, Background

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2021: Purpose, Background

The International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed on 26th April annually across the world.

Purpose:

  • This day aims to create awareness of the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and the risks of nuclear energy in general.

Background:

  • The United Nations (UN) decided to observe this day on April 26, 2016. the day also marks the 30th anniversary of the 1986 nuclear disaster.
  • In the year 1986, a reactor was exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine

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