Drone footage shows scale of Chernobyl clean-up

Today (26th April, 2016) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, which remains the world’s worst nuclear power accident.

Three decades on, efforts are still underway to deal with the legacy of the events of April 1986 and make the site safe.

Much of this activity – including the construction of a giant shield that is being rolled into place above the damaged reactor – has been led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Released by the EBRD to mark the 30th anniversary of the accident, this video, which features stunning drone footage of the site, looks at the continuing work to help secure the site and manage the power plant’s legacy.