The area surrounding Chernobyl – the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident – is to be turned into a tourist site, Ukraine’s president says. President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on Wednesday that set out plans for new walking trails and enhanced mobile phone reception. “Chernobyl has been a negative part of Ukraine’s brand,” Mr Zelensky said. “The time has come to change this.”
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Gerry Thomas: Each year around this time there is a predictable media barrage promoting myths about the health effects of nuclear power plant accidents. Right on cue, this year we have seen the HBO miniseries Chernobyl and the publication of Kate Brown’s Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future. As someone who has conducted research into the health effects of the Chernobyl accident for 27 years, and written reviews of the impact of radiation exposure following nuclear accidents, I find it alarming that scaremongering about “the true story of Chernobyl” continues unabated.
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