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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishChernobylCher‧no‧byl /tʃɜːˈnəʊbəl $ tʃərˈnoʊ-/  a town in Ukraine (formerly part of the Soviet Union) where in 1986 an explosion destroyed large parts of a nuclear power station. At least 30 people were killed at the time, but it is believed that there may have been many more deaths as a result of the radioactive dust which spread over many countries. When people are discussing the safety of nuclear power, they sometimes say that they ‘do not want another Chernobyl’.
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