The Chernobyl disaster
: A mishandled safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
, Ukrainian SSR
, Soviet Union
killed at least 4056 people and damaged almost $7 billion of property.ref name=bks/ Radioactive fallout from the accident concentrated near Belarus, Ukraine and Russia and at least 350,000 people were forcibly resettled away from these areas. After the accident, traces of radioactive deposits unique to Chernobyl were found in nearly every country in the northern hemisphere.ref name=bksBenjamin K. Sovacool
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" 36 (2008), p. 1806.