Chernobyl is a terrible nuclear disaster that ultimately sealed the fate of nuclear power. Otherwise, we would be shimmering with mini-nuclear reactors in every state by now. Why would a nuclear reactor fail as it is designed with all the fail safe systems to protect it from every perceivable failure? There is no fail-safe against ignorant fools who are operating the reactor and there is no match to political boot licking that allowed a flawed design into manufacturing in the first place.
Chernobyl remains a prime example of science being deliberately misused by people with power. We need more energy to drive our economies which can force the politicians to go for more riskier ventures. We don’t know if there is another Chernobyl lurking around us. We can only hope that as long as people’s voices are being heard and they are allowed to ask questions, we would be safe.