Stan Silverman: Chernobyl’s lesson to leaders is always face the brutal facts of reality

April 26th marks the 36th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster. Chernobyl is located about 60 miles from Kyiv, Ukraine. The disaster occurred when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union. 

On this occasion of the event’s anniversary, I share additional reflections to a February 2021 article I wrote on the Chernobyl disaster.

On AprIL 26, 1986, at 1:23 a.m., the core of reactor number four of the Chernobyl nuclear power station exploded. Massive amounts of radiation were released across…


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