26 April, thirty years after Chernobyl – stories of liquidators

Atomic Reporters founder Peter Rickwood in Chernobyl, 2006.

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.




Chernobyl_FedAmScientistsFederation of American Scientists – What Happened at Chernobyl 30 Years Ago?





Chernobyl_Miami HeraldMiami Herald – Ruined Chernobyl nuclear plant will remain a threat for 3,000 years







Chernobyl_NYTThe New York Times – Chernobyl’s Silent Exclusion Zone (Except for the Logging)





Chernobyl_NYTVideoThe New York Times Video – The Babushkas Of Chernobyl






Chernobyl_NYT_OpinionPagesThe New York Times Opinion Pages – Exposure: Chernobyl







Chernobyl_APThe Associated Press Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk







Chernobyl_StreamThe 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







Chernobyl_AtomicScientistsBulletin of the Atomic Scientists – Chernobyl 30th Anniversary







Chernobyl_TelegraphThe Telegraph – Chernobyl disaster: On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear accident, authorities plan for the next century








euronews – The medical response in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster

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