A Geiger counter measures the radiation level at the site of the fire in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, outside the village of Rahivka, Ukraine. Photo: Reuters A Geiger counter measures the radiation level at the site of the fire in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, outside the village of Rahivka, Ukraine. Photo: Reuters
A Geiger counter measures the radiation level at the site of the fire in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, outside the village of Rahivka, Ukraine. Photo: Reuters

Ukraine firefighters battle fire near Chernobyl, with radiation 16 times higher than normal

  • The 1986 reactor meltdown and explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history
  • A man has been arrested for allegedly starting the fire in the Chernobyl exclusion zone

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A Geiger counter measures the radiation level at the site of the fire in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, outside the village of Rahivka, Ukraine. Photo: Reuters A Geiger counter measures the radiation level at the site of the fire in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, outside the village of Rahivka, Ukraine. Photo: Reuters
A Geiger counter measures the radiation level at the site of the fire in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, outside the village of Rahivka, Ukraine. Photo: Reuters
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