NEW YORK, NY.- The world’s worst nuclear disaster took place at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine on April 26, 1986. Following an explosion in one of the plant’s reactors, a plume of radioactive fallout contaminated a huge area surrounding the plant and drifted across parts of the western Soviet Union and nearly all of Europe. After the accident, nearby towns and villages were evacuated and later abandoned. Some 350,000 people lost their homes. In the subsequent clean-up, 850,000 workers were exposed to radiation. Exhibition on view 17 April until 8 May.