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Today night Chugunov Vladimir died...

From the book by Scherbak "Chernobyl":

A call from the chief of the reactor shop № 1 change (NA RTS-1) Chugunov. A remarkable man, I have told about it. Chugunov has just returned from unit 4. Dire straits.

"Chernobyl" bell will restore by Day of a city.

«The union Chernobyl of Ukraine» plans to restore a bell on a monument to the victims of Chernobyl in Dnepropetrovsk, having created special welfare fund, as monument restoration will manage approximately in 10 thousand grn.

Leaders of G -8 will hold the first event for the disposal of Chernobyl.

Leaders of Group of Eight pledged to hold the first event associated with the relocation of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in safe condition, during the year. This was reported in a special section of the final summit declaration, which takes place in the Japanese city of Toyako in Hokkaido.

Elimination of Chernobyl cultural objects in Belarus?

In the evacuated areas near Mogilev, they are in the process of bulldozing and burying all the empty buildings.

Chernobyl to be covered in steel

The authorities in Ukraine have approved a giant steel cover for the radioactive site of the world's worst nuclear disaster - Chernobyl.

Ukraine has hired a French firm to build the structure to replace the crumbling concrete casing put over the reactor after the 1986 accident.

Chernobyl 'not a wildlife haven'

The idea that the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has created a wildlife haven is not scientifically justified, a study says.

Recent studies said rare species had thrived despite raised radiation levels as a result of no human activity.

But scientists who assessed the 1986 disaster's impact on birds said the ecological effects were "considerably greater than previously assumed".

The findings appear in the Royal Society's journal, Biology Letters.

In April 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded.

Chernobyl Gets $507-Million Pledge to Reseal Reactor

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is pledging hundreds of millions to Ukraine in order to build a new sarcophagus to encase the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. The current cement and concrete shell has deteriorated to dangerous levels.

For Chernobyl birds, color is a curse

Gaudier species seem to be more affected by radioactive fallout. Scientists say that's because they have fewer antioxidants to spare.

Radioactive fallout near the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in northern Ukraine has reduced populations of brightly colored birds more than those of their drab cousins, scientists reported this week.

Growing those vividly colored feathers uses up a lot of antioxidants, which are also needed to fight radiation damage.

Contaminated zone near Chernobyl nuclear plant becomes wildlife haven

DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer PARISHEV, Ukraine

Two decades after an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sent clouds of radioactive particles drifting over the fields near her home, Maria Urupa says the wilderness is encroaching. Packs of wolves have eaten two of her dogs, the 73-year-old says, and wild boar trample through her cornfield. And she says fox, rabbits and snakes infest the meadows near her tumbledown cottage.

Chernobyl Zone to Become Park

The deputies at Zhytomir oblast council initiate to create a national natural park in the Chernobyl zone, informed press-service of Zhytomir oblast council.

Zhytomir oblast state administration made a proposal to create a local landscape reserve “Drevlyanskiy” with a total square 40,000 ha in order to preserve variety and beauty of nature in the Chernobyl zone, particularly, in Narodichy district Zhytomir oblast.