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Deformity Becomes Normal? Another Look at Radiation from Chernobyl

A study released Wednesday shows that there are far fewer animals living in the area around Chernobyl and that animals living there are much more likely to be deformed.

Chernobyl Radiation Still Harming Animals

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News The Chernobyl disaster, a nuclear reactor explosion and subsequent fire on April 26, 1986, which spewed highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere, continues to harm animal populations in the Ukraine, according to a new study.

Opposition seeking permission to stage Chernobyl anniversary demonstration in Minsk

A group of opposition leaders have applied to the Minsk City Executive Committee for permission to stage a traditional demonstration to mark the Chernobyl nuclear accident that occurred on April 26, 1986 While talking to reporters in Minsk on Thursday, Viktar Ivashkevich, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) who is co-organizing the event, said that the application also had been signed by BPF Chairman Lyavon Barshchewski, Deputy Chairman Vintsuk Vyachorka, Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party, and Syarhey Kalyakin, chairman of the Belarusian Party of Communists.

Chernobyl Taking a Toll on Invertebrates Too

Most of the talk about the ecological aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine has been about the impact of the 1986 disaster on animals.

Kiev Photo Gallery presented the photo album "Dolls of Chernobyl

The first is sad, the second is crying, the third is laughing. They are all different, but all are the same. So says about dolls you see in Chernobyl Ukrainian photographer Anton Borodavka.

New agreement signed to bring Chernobyl children here

According to The Irish Times, a new agreement with the Belarusian authorities permitting children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to stay with host families in Ireland was signed in Minsk yesterday.

Leader of Chernobyl veterans’ union meets with senior lawmaker

In an interview BelaPAN, the activist said that he had been pushing for a meeting with the lawmaker for a long time but all of his petitions had been unanswered.

EBRD, Ukraine sign EUR 135 m grant for Chornobyl programs

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide Ukraine with a EUR 135 million grant for the Chornobyl Shelter Fund and the Nuclear Safety Account, which were opened to tackle the aftermath of the disaster at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant's fourth unit in 1986.

Ukrainian minister says Chernobyl plant fully funded despite crisis

Feb 11, 2009 (BBC Monitoring via COMTEX) -- [Presenter] There are no problems as far as funding for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is concerned, despite the economic crisis, and there is no threat to radiation security, Emergencies Minister Volodymyr Shandra told a briefing today.

Lancaster University helps Slavutych town get online

Lancaster University is helping to carry out a government-funded project that will help the town of Slavutych in the Ukraine to advance technologically. Slavutych was built to house residents of Chernobyl who were evacuated after the nuclear disaster on 1986. However, the town's economic growth has been hindered by a lack of technological infrastructure.