Nuclear events scar the calendar – on April 26, 30 years ago Chernobyl blew up. March 11 2016 marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima. August 6 and 9 will be the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. None of the dates can be ignored.
The following are some links to articles published about the legacy of the 1986 Chernobyl accident and fire.
International Business Times – Chernobyl 30th anniversary: Meet the liquidators who helped clean up the world’s biggest nuclear disaster
Getty Images photojournalist Sean Gallup travelled to Ukraine and Belarus to photograph and interview surviving liquidators.
Federation of American Scientists – What Happened at Chernobyl 30 Years Ago?
The New York Times – Chernobyl’s Silent Exclusion Zone (Except for the Logging)
The New York Times Video – The Babushkas Of Chernobyl
The New York Times Opinion Pages – Exposure: Chernobyl
The Associated Press Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk
The Associated Press: On the 30th Anniversary, a Look at the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in Numbers
The Guardian – Chernobyl nuclear disaster: Ukraine marks 30th anniversary
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – Chernobyl 30th Anniversary