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# chernobyl - Friday 17 April, 2020

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.

# chernobyl - Thursday 16 April, 2020

New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone

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

# chernobyl - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Fires put out in Chernobyl exclusion zone

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

# chernobyl - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

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.

# chernobyl - Monday 23 December, 2019

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.

# chernobyl - Thursday 16 May, 2019

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.

# chernobyl - Saturday 8 December, 2018

'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.

# chernobyl - Sunday 29 April, 2018

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

Almost 50,000 people toured the area last year.

# chernobyl - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Chernobyl victim 'on cloud nine' after Paralympic gold

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

# chernobyl - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system hit by cyberattack

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

# chernobyl - Friday 16 June, 2017

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.

# chernobyl - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

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.

# chernobyl - Friday 30 December, 2016

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.

# chernobyl - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

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.

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.

# chernobyl - Thursday 10 November, 2016

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.

# chernobyl - Sunday 1 May, 2016

'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.

# chernobyl - Saturday 30 April, 2016

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.

# chernobyl - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

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.

# chernobyl - Saturday 19 December, 2015

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.

# chernobyl - Sunday 11 October, 2015

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.

# chernobyl - Monday 16 March, 2015

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

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

# chernobyl - Sunday 11 January, 2015

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.

# chernobyl - Thursday 18 December, 2014

"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).

# chernobyl - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

VIDEO: Drone captures haunting footage of Chernobyl ghost town

‘Serene and disturbing.’

# chernobyl - Sunday 22 June, 2014

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.

# chernobyl - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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.

# chernobyl - Thursday 22 May, 2014

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

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

# chernobyl - Saturday 26 April, 2014

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.

# chernobyl - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

'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.

# chernobyl - Saturday 26 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge These are the most inappropriate selfies in selfie history This Modern Life

These are the most inappropriate selfies in selfie history

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

# chernobyl - Sunday 22 July, 2012

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.

# chernobyl - Thursday 26 April, 2012

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.

# chernobyl - Sunday 22 April, 2012

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.

# chernobyl - Sunday 11 March, 2012

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.

# chernobyl - Friday 17 February, 2012

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.

# chernobyl - Sunday 25 December, 2011

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…

# chernobyl - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

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.

# chernobyl - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

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.

# chernobyl - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

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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