A worker wearing protective overalls and mask is seen amid boxes full of contaminated vegetables on the landfill in Berlin-Wannsee, in West Germany, on May 9, 1986. Vegetables with low radiation were being stored at this landfill following a decision of the local authorities in Berlin, which bans the sale of contaminated leafy vegetables due to the nuclear accident in Chernobyl, Ukraine.

The Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster occurred on April 26, 1986. The tragedy immediately killed dozens and scarred the lives of thousands of people. But 10 days after the initial explosion, officials found out a much dangerous situation was about to unfold, one which could lead to loss of millions of lives and making Europe uninhabitable-the possibility of nuclear steam explosions.The only thing left to forego this situation was to release a critical pressure valve and only one person knew of its location.

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Alexei Ananenko, one of the plant engineers who knew the location of the valve along with fellow engineer Valeri Bezpalov and shift supervisor Boris Baranov were asked to undertake a suicide mission and they did just that

The 3 Bravehearts died 3 weeks later due to severe radiation poisoning and buried in lead coffins. CHWC#7

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