30 years ago, the Chernobyl disaster released a radioactive cloud. Soviet authorities rushed to encase the reactor with a concrete sarcophagus, but that's reached the end of its life span. Now, the ruins have been secured for a second time.
Oksana Masters, who was born with radiation-induced birth defects caused by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, has won Paralympic gold in cross country skiing. She had won two previous medals at the 2014 Sochi games.
A new radiation cover for the Chernobyl reactor ruin will be officially put into service today, after six years of construction. The building is designed to contain and eventually aid the removal of radioactive debris.
The Ukrainian government has opened a hostel within the Chernobyl contamination zone, giving holidaymakers the chance to explore the epicentre of history's most
devastating nuclear accident.
Three decades years after the world's worst nuclear accident, a new protective covering is being completed. The massively expensive hull is due to be slid into place late in 2016.
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