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Alexander Sirota: CAN UKRAINE HELP JAPAN? In the wake of a trip to the Japanese disaster zone.

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 Thanks to the members of Japanese society "Endomame" for many years helping victims of the Chernobyl disaster ", in March of this year I had the opportunity to visit the" Land of the Rising Sun. " This trip was a dream since the Soviet childhood. The only pity is that the reason for its implementation was the anniversary of the disaster at Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima", presented to the world at the 25th "anniversary" of Chernobyl.

Chernobyl experts hopeful on Fukushima

Ukrainian nuclear experts say Japanese evacuated from around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant should be able to return to their homes — unlike the Chernobyl site, which remains inside a wide no-go zone a quarter-century after the accident there.

Biography of a disaster: Chernobyl film in production

The worst man-made disaster in history took place at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine almost 25 years ago. It has inspired one of Russia’s top screenwriter-directors to make a film based on the story.

Lithuania ex-nuke town protests over heating bills

VILNIUS, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Several thousand Lithuanians who live near a closed nuclear power station protested on Saturday against heating bills which have soared four-fold since the 2009 shut-down of the Ignalina plant, state radio reported.

Local trade unions said about 5,000 people had gathered to demonstrate in Visaginas in northeast Lithuania, some 170 km from the capital Vilnius, while state radio put the size of the crowd at 3,000.

Awarded Ukrainian Children to Travel to Cuba

Kiev's City Hall organized the final award ceremony of 20 children who will travel to Cuba after participating for several months in contests of different artistic expressions.

Unsafe nuclear power facility in Lithuania closed down

A Soviet-built nuclear power plant in Lithuania has been shut down.

Chernobyl Exhibition in Moscow - “We wanty to remember”

After the accident at the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the largest man-made disaster in the history of mankind, it has been 23 years.

Poem of the Week! Ukritye

The final one in our sequence from October Poet Mario Petrucci. I've found them terrifyingly topical, what with the resurgence of the nuclear power debate and the controversy over nuclear weapons. Makes you want to go out and join the CND. UKRITYE Ukritye ('The Shelter') is the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl complex.

‘Why I could never have given up my fragile Chernobyl child’

Sixteen years ago Chrissie McCaffrey took in a boy from Belarus. It was to give him just a few months respite from the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Scientist heads to Chernobyl to help out

An environmental scientist from the University of Portsmouth will visit the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to help decommission the reactor's cooling ponds.