Why caring for the environment is important?


The nuclear power station at Chernobyl in the Ukraine for example, exploded in 1986 releasing large amounts of toxic and radioactive materials into the air. Swedish scientists detected this dangerous pollution in the air since it was brought by the wind from Ukraine which is many kilometers away. Soil, water and air became devastated with this radioactive material and many crops and animals in several countries had to be destroyed because they were too dangerous to eat. Thousands of people had to be moved from their homes because the environment around the power station was no longer safe to live.