Chornobyl +25 - Exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 12:30pm

Twenty-five years ago on Apr. 26, 1986, the lives of millions of people were forever changed by the explosion  in reactor #4 at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The radiation from this explosion carried all across Europe with the most contaminated areas being in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

Over 400,000 people were evacuated from their homes, many of them never able to return. Today there are still over 5.5 million people who are living on land that is contaminated from this disaster. Countless individuals have sacrificed their health and even their lives to help clean up after the devastation.

Today they are still battling how to contain the tons of nuclear material that is still present at the Chornobyl nuclear site. There are still those who live in the town of Chornobyl. This exhibit makes sure we never forget what happened at Chornobyl in 1986 and highlights the issues still facing those living in contaminated areas.

Location: The Ukrainian National Museum, 2249 West Superior St., in the heart of the Ukrainian Village. For driving instructions, visit the Museum's website. For additional information, please call (312) 421-8020 or email.

Hours: Event opening today at 7 p.m. Regular hours: Thurs. thru Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. thru May 25.

Price: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 - Free. Free Parking beside the Museum.

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