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Gorbachev weighs Chernobyl legacy

Mikhail Gorbachev had been Soviet leader for only 13 months when the Chernobyl nuclear accident happened. He describes how the authorities responded and reflects on the lessons from the disaster.

Vasily Nesterenko died yesterday

Vasily Nesterenko was born 02.12.1934, in Krasny Kut village in Lugansk region, Ukraine. He was a scientist in the field of nuclear energy. Was a corresponding member of Belarus National Academy of Sciences (1972), Doctor of Science (1968), and professor (1969). He also was the Honored Worker of Science and Technology of BSSR (1979).

Volunteers are building houses for villagers

The program "Houses instead of Chernobyl" in Lepelsk area. Houses for Belarusians from radiation-contaminated zones under construction.
Volunteers from Germany and Belarus work at the construction.

NPP News in brief

This is the 21st Desnay. Young nuclear workers from all Russian nuclear power plants, Obninsk, the State Technical University of Nuclear Energy (Obninsk), Ignalina NPP (Lithuania), Slavutich (Ukraine), Energoatom energy company (Ukraine), the Volgodonsk branch of the Southern Russian State Technical University are taking part in the festival this year.

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 mark on the future. There is a tendency in Ukraine to minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl accident

Constitutional rights of Chernobyl victims are flagrantly violated, consider representatives of Ukrainian Chernobyl People's Party "For the welfare and social protection of people".

"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.