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From the Editor: April 26th, 2018

Written by Christine Gill

Greetings!

Today marked the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant meltdown.

For it was on this day in 1986 when thirty one people died when the radiation from the meltdown spread. Thousands of cases of cancer were reported from the event. A three hundred mile area around the plant was evacuated and the meltdown affected all of Europe. The power plant was encased in concrete to prevent any further radiation from spreading.

It is important to remember events like this because these events are those in which countless people’s lives were ruined or taken from them. Furthermore, we take these events and we learn from them so that we can prevent events like this from happening again.

Cheers,

Kieran Arnold,

Chief Editor, Knightly News

 

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Christine Gill