1986: Mortal Peril, Chernobyl And The Soviets

The Chernobyl disaster actually occurred on April 26, 1986.

1986: Yeltsin, Communist Party Chief

It’s a little strange to see Boris Yeltsin referenced as a Communist Party Chief in the wake of the Chernobyl tragedy in 1986..

1986: Local Tornadoes Cost $1.5 Million

  One set of tornadoes cost $1.5 in Nobles County in 1986, and also injured a person, and killed a 4-year-old Rock Rapids girl.

1986: U.S. Is Exaggerating Chernobyl Accident?

It’s still difficult to say exactly what Chernobyl’s death toll was. 31 deaths were directly attributable to the accident, apparently.

1986: A Primer On Radiation, Post-Chernobyl

Here’s a brief primer on radiation in the wake of the Chernobyl explosion and meltdown in 1986. People really freaked out, and I can’t blame them.