April 26, 1986
A.N. Makukhin, 'Concerning the accident at unit Nº 4of the Chernobyl AEhS [Atomic Power Station]'
The Soviet Minister of Power and Electrification reports on an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl Atomic Power Station in Ukraine. The Soviet Ministry of Heath has determined that "it is not required to take special measures, including the evacuation of the population from the city."