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  • Chernobyl's children of hope

    Blogpost by Andrey Allakhverdov - 25 April, 2016 at 11:49

    The word nadeshda means hope in Russian. The Nadesha rehabilitation centre was founded to give hope to children living in towns and villages contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster.

    Nadeshda Chernobyl Recreation and Rehabilitation Centre in Belarus. 2 Apr, 2016 © Igor Podgorny / Greenpeace

    Thousands of children across Belarus have been robbed of a healthy ... Read more >

  • Chernobyl and Fukushima: Illuminating the invisible

    Blogpost by Greg McNevin - 21 April, 2016 at 14:38 5 comments

    30 years after Chernobyl and five years after the triple meltdown at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the shadows of both disasters still loom large.

    In the wake of Fukushima, I joined Greenpeace monitoring teams on the ground trying to... Read more >

  • Radioactive Chernobyl forest fires: a ticking time bomb

    Blogpost by Anton Beneslavsky - 15 April, 2016 at 15:25 4 comments

    For five years now I’ve been a member of the professional firefighting group of Greenpeace Russia staff members that is supported by well trained volunteers and I’ve travelled thousands of kilometres across Russia to extinguish fires. Firefighting is ... Read more >

  • 15 things you didn't know about Chernobyl

    Blogpost by Celine Mergan - 9 April, 2016 at 9:00 4 comments

    In the early morning of April 26th, 1986, reactor four of the Chernobyl nuclear station exploded. It caused what the United Nations has called "the greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of humanity."

    Chernobyl was the accident that the nu... Read more >

  • We’ve had enough of eating and breathing Chernobyl

    Blogpost by Rashid Alimov - 7 April, 2016 at 9:00 3 comments

    I’m in the Bryansk region of Russia. Despite being over 180 kilometres from Chernobyl and thirty years after the disaster, my geiger counter still picks up elevated levels of radiation.  

    This invisible radiation hazard is a day-to-day reality for th... Read more >

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