The prophecy of the third angel's trumpet in Revelation emphasizes that a falling "star" named Wormwood made fresh water poisonous.
The world's worst ever nuclear meltdown occurred in 1986 at Chernobyl in Ukraine, at that time one of the states of the Soviet Union. Incredibly, Chernobyl is the Ukrainian word for wormwood. Remarkably there is the statue above in the abandoned town of Pripyat adjacent to the ruins of the power plant. One wonders if this verse foreshadows a judgment of radiative fallout?