Remembering Chernobyl, 31 years on

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Remembering Chernobyl, 31 years on

<p>A ceremony has been held in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to remember the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 31 years on.</p> <p>A powerful explosion and fire sent a contaminated cloud into the sky in what was the worst event of its kind in the world. </p> <p>Radiation killed thousands of people living close to the plant and those sent in to clean-up. </p> <p>The world’s largest land-based moving structure has been placed over the nuclear disaster site to prevent radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A new drone shot of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewSafeConfinement?src=hash">#NewSafeConfinement</a> in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Chernobyl?src=hash">#Chernobyl</a>. We manage the funds to make the site safe again <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Chernobylanniversary?src=hash">#Chernobylanniversary</a> <a href="https://t.co/ycGZa9vopT">pic.twitter.com/ycGZa9vopT</a></p>— The <span class="caps">EBRD</span> (@EBRD) <a href="https://twitter.com/EBRD/status/856808157728964608">25 April 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>