The impact of the nuclear meltdown caused a major global reaction. People in the region suffered physically, mentally, and financially while the rest of the world panicked. Decades later, there are few who remember.
This marked the worst nuclear disaster the world had yet encountered. The years passed and, as the children of the Chernobyl region began to mature, the effects of the radiation became increasingly apparent.
By 1990, the radiation from the explosion reached epidemic proportions. The land, air and water throughout the Chernobyl ecosystem were completely contaminated and as a result the food, drinking water, and air that these children were exposed to were greatly affected. Immune systems were weakened and premature death was imminent. And yet, people are still asking how to spell Chernobyl.