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The 1986 site of a nuclear reactor accident near Kiev, Ukraine, which was caused by a steam explosion. It is the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history and the only level 7 instance on the International Nuclear Event Scale. It resulted in a massive release of radioactivity following a power excursion which destroyed the reactor
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8226; Rate of thyroid cancer in the contaminated areas surrounding Chernobyl is more than 400 times the world norm.
The researchers fear that the history of lost opportunities to better understand the effects of radiation on life during the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986 was largely being replayed in Fukushima.
The area surrounding the Chernobyl plant remains contaminated with radiation, and an exclusion zone extends outward from the site over territory within a 19-mile radius.
People are being sought who can host Chernobyl children for two or four weeks, help by providing daytime activities, arrange social or play events, donate or collect good-quality secondhand clothing suitable for boys and girls aged eight to 14 years and help with fundraising.
Contamination of more than 40,000 becquerels of cesium was found in soil in Norway, some 1,700 km away from the Chernobyl plant.
4 reactor at the Chernobyl plant, then in the Soviet Union, exploded and caught fire after a safety test experiment went badly wrong.
Ask most Bulgarians, in their 30s and older, what they remember of Chernobyl and it is certain that the first reaction - again, with hindsight - will be anger and resentment.
Summary: KYIV (Cihan) --Conference of International Nuclear Security and Commemorations of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster started in Ukraine capital of Kyiv on Tuesday.
Any rating system that puts the ongoing Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear crisis in the same category as the Chernobyl disaster paints with a broad brush.
The regrading to a "major accident" puts Fukushima on a par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the world s worst ever peacetime nuclear event.
KIEV, Ukraine, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The exclusion zone of Chernobyl nuclear power plant can be included into the official tour program of Euro-2012 in Ukraine.
This past April 26th marked the 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident.