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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.

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.

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.

Chernobyl: The accidental tourists?

PRIPYAT, Ukraine – The whole city is a necropolis – dead, sinking into a pile of ossifying bones.

Ukraine head criticises slow progress on Chernobyl cover

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko criticised his government on Tuesday for slow progress on building a new shelter to encase the wrecked fourth reactor of the Chernobyl power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident.

Retired Irish dentist helps people in Belarus

A retired Irish dentist regularly goes to Belarus to provide young orphans with free dental care.

Ukraine to begin construction of new Chernobyl shelter

Ukraine is about to begin the construction of a new shelter above the devastated fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, officials said.

Alexander Lukashenko wants Pripyat area developed

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has issued an instruction to work out a programme for developing the Pripyat River area. The head of state issued the instruction during his working visit to the Gomel oblast on 31 August. “It pains me to see the most beautiful land give so little to people,” said Alexander Lukashenko. Efforts should be focused not only on tourism development but also agribusiness. “Every piece of land should be used. We should use the land the best way we can without any environmental impact,” said the President.