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#Chernobyl

From TheJournal.ie Acrid smoke lingers over Kiev from fires in Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone Ukraine

Acrid smoke lingers over Kiev from fires in Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone

A number of small blazes in the wooded area are still burning about 80 km north of Kiev.

From TheJournal.ie New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone Chernobyl

New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone

Firefighters battled large blazes in the area for 10 days earlier this month.

From TheJournal.ie Fires put out in Chernobyl exclusion zone Ukraine

Fires put out in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Hundreds of firefighters have been battling several forest fires around Chernobyl for the past 10 days.

From TheJournal.ie Your evening longread: Why are tourists drawn to Chernobyl? Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Why are tourists drawn to Chernobyl?

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

From TheJournal.ie Wife of Chernobyl firefighter claims she did not consent to have their story told in HBO series Lyudmila Ignatenko

Wife of Chernobyl firefighter claims she did not consent to have their story told in HBO series

Lyudmila Ignatenko’s husband Vasily was one of the first firefighters to die after the disaster.

From TheJournal.ie Adi Roche: Heroic men were sent in to fight a nuclear disaster with shovels and their bare hands Opinion

Adi Roche: Heroic men were sent in to fight a nuclear disaster with shovels and their bare hands

‘The Chernobyl series on Sky TV is an honest, truthful and a jarring appraisal of human behaviour – acting as a cautionary tale for all of us’, writes Adi Roche.

From TheJournal.ie 'Families need a Christmas miracle': Irish-funded doctors to help Chernobyl babies in war-torn Ukraine Chernobyl Heart

'Families need a Christmas miracle': Irish-funded doctors to help Chernobyl babies in war-torn Ukraine

The group are travelling with the charity Chernobyl Children International.

From TheJournal.ie Chernobyl is now a tourist spot for nuclear thrillseekers and business is booming Disaster Zone

Chernobyl is now a tourist spot for nuclear thrillseekers and business is booming

Almost 50,000 people toured the area last year.

From The42 Chernobyl victim 'on cloud nine' after Paralympic gold Winter Paralympics

Chernobyl victim 'on cloud nine' after Paralympic gold

Oksana Masters was born in 1989 three years after a reactor exploded at the nuclear plant.

From TheJournal.ie Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system hit by cyberattack NotPetya

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system hit by cyberattack

The attacks began in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe and the US.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for injecting children after convincing them they had Chernobyl radiation poisoning Fake Samples

Man jailed for injecting children after convincing them they had Chernobyl radiation poisoning

The 59-year-old duped teenagers and woman into believing he worked for the Ministry of Defence.

From TheJournal.ie Adi Roche: 'I'm asking world leaders to help removing and storing Chernobyl's radioactive material' Un Chernobyl Day

Adi Roche: 'I'm asking world leaders to help removing and storing Chernobyl's radioactive material'

Let’s show the people of Chernobyl that they are not forgotten, writes Adi Roche.

From TheJournal.ie 1986: The levels of radioactive material in Irish water, milk and vegetables following Chernobyl Sudden Spike

1986: The levels of radioactive material in Irish water, milk and vegetables following Chernobyl

Arrangements were made to impound any produce which showed unacceptable levels of contamination.

From TheJournal.ie Frozen in time: Looking inside the abandoned towns inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone Finding Banni

Frozen in time: Looking inside the abandoned towns inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone

The footage was captured by Irish journalist Colm Flynn while working on his documentary Finding Banni.

From TheJournal.ie Giant €2.1 billion dome edged over Chernobyl power plant as existing one crumbles Ukraine

Giant €2.1 billion dome edged over Chernobyl power plant as existing one crumbles

The Soviets built the original one in haste when disaster struck three decades ago.

From The42 Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador Comeback

Maria Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador

Last month, the Russian star’s 24-month ban for testing positive for meldonium was cut to 15 months.

From TheJournal.ie 'The sister and daughter we never had': Welcoming a child affected by Chernobyl into the family 30 Years On

'The sister and daughter we never had': Welcoming a child affected by Chernobyl into the family

The Chernobyl explosion was the biggest nuclear catastrophe of the 20th century.

From TheJournal.ie The true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that saved Europe Meltdown

The true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that saved Europe

Three men risked their lives by climbing into a pool of radioactive water in an attempt to stop an explosion that would have destroyed the entire plant.

From TheJournal.ie 30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster Fallout

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people do their bit to help sick children in Belarus this Christmas Chernobyl

Irish people do their bit to help sick children in Belarus this Christmas

An Irish funded team of “flying doctors” have flown into Eastern Ukraine while dozens of children are coming over to Irish families for Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone Amazing

Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone

30 years on from the disaster no human life remains, but the same cannot be said for wildlife.

From TheJournal.ie A lorry full of donations for Chernobyl children was trashed in Kilkenny Damaged

A lorry full of donations for Chernobyl children was trashed in Kilkenny

A person has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian baby Maxim will have life-saving surgery thanks to Irish generosity How To Save A Life

Ukrainian baby Maxim will have life-saving surgery thanks to Irish generosity

The baby boy will be the first of 30 children in Eastern Ukraine to have the surgery they so desperately need to keep them alive.

From TheJournal.ie "The true meaning of Christmas": Children from Chernobyl arrived in Ireland today Heartwarming This post contains videos

"The true meaning of Christmas": Children from Chernobyl arrived in Ireland today

The children, who come from impoverished backgrounds and state-run institutions in Belarus, are being flown to Ireland by Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI).

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Drone captures haunting footage of Chernobyl ghost town 28 Years Later

VIDEO: Drone captures haunting footage of Chernobyl ghost town

‘Serene and disturbing.’

Children from Chernobyl to arrive in Ireland today for rest and recuperation

The children travel to Ireland every year to stay with Irish families during the summer months.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it? Nuclear

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of newborn baby thank Ireland after Irish-funded operation saves their son Guardian Angels

Parents of newborn baby thank Ireland after Irish-funded operation saves their son

Miroslava was at serious risk of dying from ‘Chernobyl Heart’.

From TheJournal.ie 28 years on and the struggle continues for those affected by the world's biggest nuclear disaster Chernobyl Anniversary

28 years on and the struggle continues for those affected by the world's biggest nuclear disaster

The increasingly volatile situation in strife-torn Ukraine is raising new fears for Chernobyl.

From TheJournal.ie 'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis Chernobyl

'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis

Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.

These are the most inappropriate selfies in selfie history

From the ‘nuclear disaster’ selfie, to the ‘in jail’ selfie.

From TheJournal.ie Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant Japan

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant

It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.

From TheJournal.ie 26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine Chernobyl

26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine

People lay flowers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Ukraine’s president vowed today that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl Remembered This post contains images

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl

Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.

From TheJournal.ie Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down Japan

Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down

“If the atomic world has nine lives, five of them have already been used” – the Chernobyl Children International founder is in Japan for the first anniversary of the 11 March 2011 disaster.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis Disaster

Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis

The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.

From TheJournal.ie It wasn't all bad: 13 'good news' stories from 2011 Review 2011 This post contains videos

It wasn't all bad: 13 'good news' stories from 2011

The nicer side of the news…

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’ Opinion

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’

After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.

From TheJournal.ie Fatal radiation levels at Fukushima now 'off the scale' Fukushima

Fatal radiation levels at Fukushima now 'off the scale'

Levels of radiation in some areas of the plant are so high they would be lethal within one hour.

From TheJournal.ie Slideshow: The world remembers Chernobyl Chernobyl This post contains images

Slideshow: The world remembers Chernobyl

People from Ukraine to South Korea gathered today at memorial services to mark the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident.

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