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Recovery of contaminated regions is top-priority task, President says

KOMARIN, April 25 (BelTA) – The recovery of the contaminated regions is becoming a top-priority task, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said when visiting the town of Komarin, Bragin region on April 25.

Chernobyl nuclear power plant may be deprived of new containment

The beginning of construction of a new protective shelter above the destroyed fourth nuclear unit at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant may be postponed to 1-3 years because standards of French contractors do not meet national standards of Ukraine, Radio Liberty reports with reference to anonymous spokesmen for Ukraine’s authorities.

Chernobyl fallout affected unborn babies

Babies that were exposed in the womb to radioactive iodine after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident have had an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer in the ensuing 20 years, according to a new report.

Crisis forces Ukraine to cut Chernobyl pensions

The global crisis may force the government of Ukraine to cut down on the number of people receiving compensation as the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion.

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.