It was the worst nuclear accident the world had ever seen. On April 26th, 1986, an explosion at Chernobyl sent a radioactive cloud across Europe. Ceremonies have been taking place in Ukraine to mourn the victims.
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.
Even though radiation levels in a village near the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster still exceed international guidelines, its evacuated residents are being coerced to return, according to a Greenpeace report.
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.
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