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2013-04-26 16:20:51

KYIV, Ukraine, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to minimize the economic losses from the disaster which may reach USD 180 billion in 2015, it is important to come up with a comprehensive development program for the regions affected by the Chornobyl Nuclear Power plant explosion in 1986. Such statement was made by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych during his visit to the plant in Chornobyl on the 27th anniversary of the nuclear disaster. Construction of a new safe...

2012-12-05 12:25:18

KYIV, Ukraine, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide EUR 190 million for the new sarcophagus and nuclear waste storage facility at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine. This was provisioned by today's agreement between Ukrainian government, state enterprise Chornobyl NPP and the EBRD. The agreement signed on December 4, 2012, amends the original Grant agreement between the parties. This EUR 190 million...

2011-04-20 16:35:00

KYIV, Ukraine, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych together with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Director of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano visited Chornobyl nuclear power plant and examined the exact model of its 4th reactor in its current state. Ban Ki-moon thanked Viktor Yanukovych for making such a far-sighted decision to host a nuclear energy Summit in Ukraine. "One of my priorities in office is creating a...

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2009-03-18 13:40:56

An explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant more than 20 years ago still haunts wildlife near the region of the disaster, researchers said on Wednesday. In a recent study, researchers found that numbers of bumblebees, butterflies, spiders, grasshoppers and other invertebrates were still far below normal levels in areas affected by the blast in Ukraine. "Ours was the first study to focus on the abundance of animal populations," Anders Moller, a researcher at the National Center for Scientific...

2008-08-22 21:00:23

MOSCOW. Aug 22 (Interfax) - ZAO Atomstroyexport has completed the operations to improve security of the Shelter facility at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the company said in a press release. The final phase of the repair of the light roof over the central hall of Power Unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which was destroyed in 1986, was completed in early August, that is, a month earlier than was planned. Atomstroyexport is a leading world company engaged in constructing...

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2007-06-07 18:25:00

PARISHEV, Ukraine -- Two decades after an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sent clouds of radioactive particles drifting over the fields near her home, Maria Urupa says the wilderness is encroaching. Packs of wolves have eaten two of her dogs, the 73-year-old says, and wild boar trample through her cornfield. And she says fox, rabbits and snakes infest the meadows near her tumbledown cottage. "I've seen a lot of wild animals here," says Urupa, one of about 300 mostly...