The radioactive cloud drifted for miles, even reaching as far as Ireland, falling as light nuclear rain. Some 336,000 people were evacuated from areas in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia and it is said that 60 per cent of the radioactive fallout landed in Belarus.
Exploring SL Showcases, I happened across an exhibition of pictures about Chernobyl and it brings the stark reality of that dreadful event to light. The exhibition is based on photographs by random_nut and is sponsored by an SL group called ‘Poets of Zarahemla. In fact there is a poignant poem on display by the founders of the group Ingeborg Apelbaum and Mathoni Zuhrah.