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# Chernobyl

Last year
Adi Roche: I dread to think that the 'next Chernobyl' could be Chernobyl itself
Founder and CEO of Chernobyl Children International Adi Roche shares her fears as the world marks the 36th anniversary of the tragedy.
Russian troops leave Chernobyl 'after radiation exposure’, says Ukraine power company
There was no immediate comment from the Kremlin.
Chernobyl workers replaced after marathon stint following Russian takeover
Officials had repeatedly expressed alarm that the staff were suffering from exhaustion after weeks of forced, unrelieved work.
Ukraine's Chernobyl plant has lost power again, energy operator says
Russian forces seized the retired nuclear power plant in the first days of the invasion.
Power restored to Ukraine's Chernobyl plant, say Kyiv officials
The retired nuclear power plant was seized by Russian forces in the first days of the invasion.
Power cut at Ukraine's Chernobyl but experts say no 'critical' safety impact
Russian forces seized the defunct plant on 24 February.
'Higher than usual' radiation levels reported at Chernobyl after Russians seize nuclear plant
Ukrainian authorities said that Russia took the plant and its surrounding exclusion zone after a fierce battle.
Russia captures Chernobyl power plant after battle with Ukrainian forces
There were reports of a battle in Chernobyl earlier today.
All time
'This is a place of tragedy and memory': 35 years on from the Chernobyl disaster
A reactor at the nuclear power plant exploded on 26 April 1986.
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.
New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone
Firefighters battled large blazes in the area for 10 days earlier this month.
Fires put out in Chernobyl exclusion zone
Hundreds of firefighters have been battling several forest fires around Chernobyl for the past 10 days.
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.
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.
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.
'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 is now a tourist spot for nuclear thrillseekers and business is booming
Almost 50,000 people toured the area last year.
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's radiation monitoring system hit by cyberattack
The attacks began in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe and the US.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A lorry full of donations for Chernobyl children was trashed in Kilkenny
A person has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
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.
"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).
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.
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.
Parents of newborn baby thank Ireland after Irish-funded operation saves their son
Miroslava was at serious risk of dying from ‘Chernobyl Heart’.
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.
'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.