Pripyat, an abandoned city in northern Ukraine, lies only a few kilometers from the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant and was built in the 1970s to house the plant's workers and their families.
The 2,600-square kilometer exclusion zone around the site of the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear reactor disaster is an abandoned, post-apocalyptic landscape. And the lingering radiation in the forests and fields of the zone isn’t the only form of contamination there, critics say:
The Ukrainian government decided to dismiss head of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant exclusion zone Yuri Antipov.
When 29 years ago a mile-tall blue flame shot high into the sky, burning a hole in the ozone layer, the eyes of the world focused on the human-made volcano - Soviet Reactor 4 of the Chornobyl Nuclear Plant - spewing 400 times more radioactive load than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
There is no open flame between the former villages of Buda Varovychy and Kovshylivka in the exclusion and mandatory resettlement zone in the Chornobyl Puscha forestry area, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine has reported.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has ordered additional units of the Interior Ministry's forces and the National Guard of Ukraine to protect the exclusion zone of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant from intruders.
The fire that broke out in the exclusion and mandatory resettlement zone of the Chornobyl Puscha forestry area is being extinguished; the crown fire has been put out, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine has said in a report.
CHORNOBYL - Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk asked the Verkhovna Rada to endorse a law under which the Chornobyl nuclear power plant will be funded by Hr 135 million (around $6.2 million).
A series of fires that broke out in the Chornobyl forest preserve on June 29 are now under control, the Ukrainian State Emergency Situations Service said on June 30.
Ukrainian photographer and former Kyiv Post staff writer Alina Rudya has successfully raised the money she needs -- more than €11,500 -- for an ambitious project that will capture the lives of people forced to flee her hometown of Prypyat after the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear power plant explosion.
Editor's Note: With a week to go, Alina Rudya is less than 2,300 euros away from her goal of raising 10,000 euros for her Kickstarter project to photograph former residents of her hometown of Prypyat, the city closest to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. After the 1986 explosion, the city with 50,000 residents became a ghost town.
Berlin-based Ukrainian photographer and former Kyiv Post staff writer Alina Rudya has become one of the first artists to launch a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter's new German site. Entitled "Prypyat mon Amour," her project will tell the stories of the citizens of Prypyat, the closest city to the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The residents were hurriedly evacuated in the wake of the Chornobyl disaster in 1986.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law exempting international technical projects for Chornobyl nuclear power plant from taxation, the press service of the head of state has reported.
Around Hr 137 million meant for financing the Chornobyl zone in 2014 was 'lost' in the accounts of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine, Ukrainian Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Ihor Shevchenko has said.
The Canadian authorities have decided to contribute $12 million to the Chornobyl Shelter Fund, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Nicholson.
Ukraine's emergency situations service has released an updated report on radiation levels in Kyiv and in the exclusion zone of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant.
The Ukrainian State Emergency Service has informed that the fire in the exclusion zone at the Chornobyl Puscha special facility has been extinguished.
Rescuers continue spraying water and observing certain parts of the smoldering duff and debris on the grounds of Chornobyl Puscha where a fire broke out on April 28, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service said on its website.
LONDON - International donors agreed to pay an extra 180 million euros ($201 million) to fund a new cover for the disused Chernobyl nuclear power plant at a conference in London on April 29.
Ukrainian fire fighters have contained a large forest fire that threatened to spread toward the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant and radiation levels in the area are normal, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said on April 29.
There has been no change in background radiation levels in the Ukrainian capital as a result of nighttime fires in woodlands in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukrainian authorities said April 29.