An historical instance of this happening is the incident at Chernobyl in Ukraine on 26th April 1986. This occurred when a team of inadequately trained safety workers tried to speed up safety tests by contravening a series of safety regulations. One of the reactors exploded thus prompting a number of other explosions. A plume of radioactive fallout shot into the atmosphere and dissipated over vast areas to the east and west. It is thought that over 60% of the fallout landed in Belarus, with nuclear rain falling as far away as Ireland. Fifty six people died as a direct result of the blast, but thousands more have died, and will continue to die, from cancer. Following the event 336, ooo people were forced to resettle outside the exclusion zone. This video clip provides an informative if partisan overview of the incident.
The krugerrand is a South African gold coin first minted in 1967. It was the first coin not to have a fixed face value, but is valued according to the market price of the gold of which it is partly made.
Blood on the Tracks (1975) is widely regarded as one of Bob Dylan's best albums and has been interpreted as a highly confessional piece of work. Dylan, however, claims that the songs were mostly inspired by the short stories of Anton Chekhov. The album reached number 1 in the US and number 4 in the UK. It remains one of his largest selling albums.