Radioactive pollution

Radioactive pollution is rare but extremely detrimental, and even deadly, when it occurs. Because of its intensity and the difficulty of reversing damage, there are strict government regulations to control radioactive pollution.

​Sources of radioactive pollution

  • Nuclear power plant accidents or leakage.
  • Improper nuclear waste disposal.
  • Uranium mining operations.

​Effects of radioactive pollution

  • Birth defects.
  • Cancer.
  • Human and animal Sterilization.
  • Death.
  • Sterilize the soil and contribute to water and air pollution.

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the town of Pripyat, in Ukraine, at that time part of the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe.