Ecology and Natural Resources Minister of Ukraine Oleh Proskuriakov has reported that his ministry will do everything possible to rehabilitate Chornobyl exclusion zone and ensure there is environmental safety there.
CHORNOBYL, Ukraine – A turbine hall adjoining Chornobyl’s destroyed fourth reactor has a gaping 600-square meter opening where the roof collapsed in February. The roof has not been fixed yet, letting in rainwater that mingles with radioactive dust and elements inside and oozes out.
CHORNOBYL, Ukraine — Despite the scary name, the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone is a bustling community full of gossip and colorful stories.
Traversing old potholed roads past long-abandoned villages surrounding the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, you wouldn’t guess there’s a bustling construction site nearby.
The so-called exclusion zone around the Chornobyl nuclear power plant was once home to some 120,000 people, who were evacuated following the reactor meltdown at in 1986. Trees that sprouted in living rooms are now pushing through rooftops inside this highly contaminated, sealed off area, while wild horses and wolves roam the woods.
However, there are also some 7,000 people working here, including almost 3,000 at the plant itself.
An international fund managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is spending an estimated $2 billion to build a new confinement shelter to protect the world from Chornobyl's radioactivity for the next 100 years.
Part of a structure next to the damaged nuclear reactor at Ukraine's Chernobyl power plant has collapsed, the authorities said on Wednesday, adding there were no injuries or any increase in radiation levels.
Ukrainian officials say a roof section at the exploded Chernobyl nuclear power plant has collapsed causing no injuries and leaving radiation levels unaffected.
At 2 p.m. on Feb. 12, part of the roof and the wall of the Chornobyl nuclear plant collapsed, Ukraine's emergencies services announced. The accident took down about 600 square meters of a covering adjacent to the ill-famed fourth unit. Emergencies services said radiation levels did not increase after the accident.
PACAL Industries is accustomed to the pressure of fabricating incredibly precise metal products — because a mistake can cost lives.
The products include main frames, booms and other parts for massive cranes throughout the world.
“If they fail, somebody dies,” said Jeff Kroes, vice president of the La Crosse manufacturing operations for the Roseville, Minn.-based company.
This is a public rehabilitation center for those who suffered the most of the Chornobyl nuclear explosion almost 27 years ago. About 1000 patients yearly receive medical treatment in six different departments.
Unaccustomed to have enough medicine and updated equipment, today they are happy as they finally got free medicine they’ve been waiting for.
Nurse Lidya has been working in the center for 17 years and had never seen such a flow of so much needed medicine here. She calculated that there are plenty of ampoules and pelvis for one-year treatment program for each patient.
CHORNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION, Ukraine (AP) — Workers have raised the first section of a colossal arch-shaped structure that eventually will cover the exploded nuclear reactor at the Chornobyl power station.
CHORNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION — Workers have raised the first section of a colossal arch-shaped structure that is eventually to cover the exploded reactor at the Chornobyl nuclear power station.
Ukrainian Premier Mykola Azarov has ordered Deputy Premier and Social Policy Minister Sergiy Tigipko to consult with representatives of Chornobyl cleanup workers' organizations to take concrete measures to resolve current problems.
Buildings that are in a critical condition in the town of Prypiat in Kyiv region, where the Chornobyl accident occurred 26 years ago, could be blown up and buried, reads an article in the Segodnya daily newspaper.
LUHANSK – Chornobyl cleanup workers have announced an indefinite protest in Luhansk, the chairman of the regional branch of the Chornobyl-86 union of Chornobyl cleanup workers with disabilities, Oleksiy Demchenko, told Interfax-Ukraine.
More than two dozen illegal entrants were detained in the Chornobyl zone in August 2012 by employees of the police battalion for the protection of the zone of radioactive contamination, the media liaisons office of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's main office in Kyiv region reported on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Members of a criminal group that sold metal objects containing spent uranium from the Chornobyl Exclusion Area have been sentenced to various terms in prison.
The exclusion zone around the Chornobyl nuclear plant remains unfit for habitation, said Dmytro Bobro, the acting head of the State Agency for the Chornobyl Zone.
The 30-km exclusion zone around Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history, is now safe and suitable for human habitation and farming activities. According to senior Ukrainian radiation safety official, Oleg Bondarenko, only food crops should continue to be barred.