41: Chernobyl Cleanup

For Mitigating the World's Worst Nuclear Plant Disaster—Twice

The aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion was as severe as it was vast, contaminating some 200,000 square kilometers (77,200 square miles) in Ukraine. Although Soviet Union officials initially put the number of fatalities at just 31, the United Nations estimates more than 3.5 million people were affected.
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