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The Chernobyl disaster of 30 years ago remembered across Europe

The Chernobyl disaster, of 30 years ago was remembered across Europe. Television stations reported on the reaction when the tragedy happened and

The Chernobyl disaster, of 30 years ago was remembered across Europe. Television stations reported on the reaction when the tragedy happened and

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Belgium gives everyone radiation protection pills

Belgium is to supply iodine pills to all its 11 million inhabitants to help protect against radioactivity in the event of a nuclear accident. Iodine

Belgium is to supply iodine pills to all its 11 million inhabitants to help protect against radioactivity in the event of a nuclear accident. Iodine

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Ukraine marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl – the worst nuclear disaster in history. A botched test at the

Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl – the worst nuclear disaster in history. A botched test at the

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The medical response in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster

On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster Euronews has talked to one of the world’s leading experts on radiation-related health issues

On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster Euronews has talked to one of the world’s leading experts on radiation-related health issues

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Services held to mark 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

A bell has tolled 30 times in Kyiv in Ukraine at a church built in memory of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster, to mark the 30th anniversary of

A bell has tolled 30 times in Kyiv in Ukraine at a church built in memory of the victims of the Chernobyl disaster, to mark the 30th anniversary of

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Chernobyl: an insider's view of the atomic accident

80-year-old Alexander Davidovich Hellerman started work at Chernobyl in 1976. when the first reactor began operating. He was a senior manager at the

80-year-old Alexander Davidovich Hellerman started work at Chernobyl in 1976. when the first reactor began operating. He was a senior manager at the

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Chernobyl: thirty years on, health issues remain

Thirty years after one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, fears over radiation contamination at Chernobyl have not gone away.

Thirty years after one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, fears over radiation contamination at Chernobyl have not gone away.

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The 'arch' New Safe Confinement for reactor 4 at Chernobyl

The first images of Chernobyl following the accident at the nuclear power plant were filmed by journalist Valeryi Makarenko on May,12,1986. It was 16

The first images of Chernobyl following the accident at the nuclear power plant were filmed by journalist Valeryi Makarenko on May,12,1986. It was 16

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Chernobyl thirty years on

On April 26, 1986 a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, causing an environmental disaster never before seen. Acute

On April 26, 1986 a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, causing an environmental disaster never before seen. Acute

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Belarus: the silent victim of Chernobyl?

Focus on the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, whose 30-year anniversary is being marked this week, naturally falls upon the host country

Focus on the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, whose 30-year anniversary is being marked this week, naturally falls upon the host country

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Life in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

A visit to the ghost town of Pripyat, Ukraine reveals what life is like three decades after the nuclear disaster.

A visit to the ghost town of Pripyat, Ukraine reveals what life is like three decades after the nuclear disaster.

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Safety fears surround the world's oldest atomic power plant

Do you want to “hijack” a nuclear power plant? Ask Leo Scherer, he tried… After September 11th (9/11) Leo devised a secret operation to show the

Do you want to “hijack” a nuclear power plant? Ask Leo Scherer, he tried… After September 11th (9/11) Leo devised a secret operation to show the

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The silent screams of Pripyat, 30 years on

It’s the silence that strikes one the most in Pripyat when you see the artifacts that once formed part of thousands of everyday human routines

It’s the silence that strikes one the most in Pripyat when you see the artifacts that once formed part of thousands of everyday human routines

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Chernobyl and Fukushima: lessons not learned

Around 8,000 km and 25 years separate the catastrophic Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters. There are clear differences between the Ukraine and

Around 8,000 km and 25 years separate the catastrophic Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters. There are clear differences between the Ukraine and

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German media claim French 'downplayed' nuclear incident

Reports in German media claim a incident at a French nuclear power plant close to the border with Germany was downplayed by the French authorities

Reports in German media claim a incident at a French nuclear power plant close to the border with Germany was downplayed by the French authorities

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Fukushima clean-up drags on

The anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing has become ever more poigniant since the Fukushima disaster four years ago. On March 11, 2011, a nuclear

The anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing has become ever more poigniant since the Fukushima disaster four years ago. On March 11, 2011, a nuclear

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Fire breaks out at nuclear power plant in New York state

A nuclear power reactor, around 65 kilometres north of New York City, has been shut down after a transformer fire. But officials said the Indian

A nuclear power reactor, around 65 kilometres north of New York City, has been shut down after a transformer fire. But officials said the Indian

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Chernobyl Children: what makes Ukrainians born in 1986 different?

On April 26, 1986 a series of unsuccessful tests at the 4th reactor of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the north-west of Ukraine caused an explosion

On April 26, 1986 a series of unsuccessful tests at the 4th reactor of Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the north-west of Ukraine caused an explosion

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Russian nuclear submarine fire put out, 'no threat' to environment

Firefighters have reportedly put out a blaze on a Russian nuclear submarine which was undergoing repairs at a northern shipyard. The state-owned

Firefighters have reportedly put out a blaze on a Russian nuclear submarine which was undergoing repairs at a northern shipyard. The state-owned

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Russian nuclear submarine catches fire while undergoing repairs

A Russian nuclear submarine reportedly caught fire in a shipyard in the north of the country on Tuesday. News agencies say the vessel was undergoing

A Russian nuclear submarine reportedly caught fire in a shipyard in the north of the country on Tuesday. News agencies say the vessel was undergoing

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New Chernobyl shelter into final construction phase

The building of a new structure to contain radiation from Chernobyl in Ukraine and make it safe is into its final stage. The shelter, more than 100

The building of a new structure to contain radiation from Chernobyl in Ukraine and make it safe is into its final stage. The shelter, more than 100