35 Years On, What Caused the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster?
IFL Science 26th April 2021 read more »
Chernobyl 35 years on: New nuclear waste repository at site of the disaster that shook the world. This morning marks the day the world woke up after the worst nuclear accident in history 35 years ago. It is also the day Ukraine’s president unveiled a new nuclear waste repository at Chernobyl. Ukrainian authorities decided to use the deserted zone around the Chernobyl plant to build a place where Ukraine could store its nuclear waste for the next 100 years.
City AM 27th April 2021 read more »
“I wanted the baby to be a token of our love…..“We were expecting our first baby. My husband wanted a boy and I wanted a girl. The doctors urged me to have an abortion. ‘Your husband was in Chernobyl for a long time.’ He’s a truck driver, and he was called up to go there in the early days. He was transporting sand and concrete. I wouldn’t believe them. I didn’t want to. I had read in books that love conquers all. Even death. “My little baby was stillborn, and lacking two fingers. A girl. I cried. ‘If she could at least have had all her pretty little fingers’. She was a girl after all.” Chernobyl. We remember it now, 35 years later. And it was remembered then, in the 10 years after if happened, by the people to whom it happened. Because tragedies struck several million of what we call “ordinary” people. (In Ukraine alone, 1.8 million people have official status as victims of the Chernobyl disaster.)
Beyond Nuclear 25th April 2021 read more »
Living with Chernobyl: Personal stories from the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Webinar with Beyond Nuclear International, Chernobyl Children’s Project and CND looking at the human consequences of the disaster. Amongst the speakers were Irish novelist Darragh McKeon. A link to the recorded webinar is here:
NFLA 26th April 2021 read more »
2021 marks the anniversary of two dreadful disasters in nuclear power plants: 10 years have passed since Fukushima (11 March 2011), 35 since Chernobyl (26 April 1986). On this occasion, we take stock of the impacts of the latter catastrophe, look at the state of the nuclear industry in Europe today and provide an outlook of this form of electricity generation. Bringing in voices from our foreign offices and partners in different European countries, the dossier consists of articles shedding light on the different perceptions and myths of nuclear energy in the respective countries, a series of video statements explaining why nuclear is not the right answer to the climate crisis and various publications.
Heinrich Boll (accessed) 26th April 2021 read more »
Paul Patterson was one of Jersey’s scientific advisors at the time. He was on duty the night the number four reactor exploded. After the disaster, Jersey played a significant role in the charitable efforts that followed. The island joined forces with the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Charity, which saw hundreds of affected children from Belarus visit Jersey for a short break. For the children who visited, it was a welcome reprieve from the worries back home.
ITV 26th April 2021 read more »
Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant.
The Week 26th April 2021 read more »
Ukrainians are hoping the Chernobyl site will become “a zone of development and revival” – 35 years after the world’s worst nuclear accident spilled radioactive material high into the atmosphere.
Sky News 26th April 2021 read more »
35 years on from Chernobyl: How the Irish Independent reported on nuclear disaster that shocked the world.
Irish Independent 26th April 2021 read more »