30 years after the nuclear disaster, cancer rates among those living close to the contaminated exclusion zone are high. A million people in Ukraine and Belarus are affected.
The leaders of Ukraine and Belarus have toured the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, marking the 31st anniversary of the disaster. Debate continues over the death toll from radiation poisoning in the region.
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.
A Belarus court has ruled against AP journalist who reported on milk farms near Chernobyl. In the story, the correspondent claimed that the milk contained massive amounts of radioactive material.
30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the exclusion zone along the border between Ukraine and Belarus is a radioactive no man’s land, uninhabitable for humans. But there are new residents here: wolves.
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