President Petro Poroshenko has thanked those who took part in clean-up operations following the1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster.
SLAVUTYCH - Ukrainians Sunday marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, laying wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.
As the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster approaches, work continues to safely confine radioactive waste remaining at the site with the construction of the largest moveable structure ever created on land.
A comparatively unknown region of the Soviet Union encompassing parts of Ukraine and Belarus shot into the international spotlight April 26, 1986, when Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, sending massive amounts of nuclear radiation into the environment.
The soldier in his padded blue-and-grey winter jacket and traditional sheepskin ushanka hat read my passport very slowly, struggling to identify the Western-alphabet surname so he could check it against the Cyrillic list on his clipboard.
A sign warns: "Beware of wolves! Don’t walk around the power plant zone and move only in shuttle buses!" The sign is posted on a fence around a workers' smoking zone, some 50 meters away from a construction site and the forbidding concrete sarcophagus that covers Reactor #4 of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power.
A massive engineering project to make the Chernobyl nuclear power plant safe is facing a 265 million euros funding shortfall.
A new containment structure to cover the radioactive ruins of Chornobyl nuclear power plant is $652 million short of its funding goal to complete the construction by 2017.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is planning a donors' conference in London in April to bridge the gap.
Chornobyl was the scene of the world's worst civilian nuclear power plant disaster on April 26, 1986, when an explosion killed more than 30 workers. The resulting radiation is also blamed for 4,000 premature deaths.
The completion of a new enclosure for the radioactive remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is in sight despite continued turmoil in Ukraine's east as international institutions ready new funding for the decades-long project.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to send additional 350 million euros for construction of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), EBRD Director for Nuclear Safety Vince Novak has said.
France's Novarka Concern, the general constructor of the New Safe Confinement (NSC) at Chornobyl nuclear power plant (NPP), has lifted the second half of Chornobyl’s NSC to full height, the press service of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has reported.
Robert Frith optometrists in Yeovil welcomed children from Ukraine who visited the area with the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline charity.
Natalia Nikolaychuk cannot say the name of her hometown without starting to cry, and simply refers to it as “the other life.”
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved an action plan for 2014 to prepare Chornobyl NPP for decommissioning and transforming the Shelter object into an ecologically safe system. The appropriate decision was stipulated in government decree No. 108 of April 16. According to the document, the total cost of measures is Hr 745.271 million.
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant's reactor No. 4 blew up after a cooling capability test, and the resulting nuclear fire lasted 10 days, spewing 400 times as much radiation as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. To date, it's the world's worst nuclear accident. The 2011 Fukushima meltdown, of course, is still playing out -- but actually, so is Chernobyl.
A new town has been built to house the former liquidators - the men and women called in to clean up the nuclear mess. Today, it has one of the highest birth rates in the Ukraine and regularly comes top in the rankings of the best places to live.
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