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Ten myths about the Chernobyl disaster

Myth One: The accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant damaged the health of tens or even hundreds of thousands of people. Facts: The Russian Medical Radiation Monitoring Register presented data on more than 500,000 people we monitored at an international forum in Vienna, Austria, held 20 years after the disaster.

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.

Chernobyl 'shows insect decline'

Two decades after the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, radiation is still causing a reduction in the numbers of insects and spiders.

Study: Chernobyl animals worse affected than thought

LONDON (Reuters) - Radiation has affected animals living near the site of Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear disaster far more than was previously thought, a study showed on Wednesday, challenging beliefs that local wildlife was on the rebound.

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.