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Nuclear Accident

Chernobyl Power Plant, Ukraine

From the Series Eco-Disasters

On April 26, 1986, while workers were conducting a test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, disaster struck. One of the reactors exploded, erupting into a blazing inferno. The reactor’s sealing cap was blown off and a lethal shower of radioactive material was launched into the night sky. Nuclear Accident: Chernobyl Power Plant, Ukraine traces the catastrophic nuclear disaster that contaminated a massive area of Europe with deadly radiation. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text. The personal and heart-breaking story will grip and inspire young readers.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
Category Hi-Lo
Subject Science, Social Studies
Copyright 2018
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-07-19
BISACS JNF051160
Dewey 363.1799095
Graphics Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 940
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Correlations, Glossary of key words, Index, Online learning supplement, Sources for further research, and Table of contents

Author: Meish Goldish