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 (chər-nō′bəl, -bĭl) or Chor·no·byl' (chôr-)
A city of northern Ukraine near the border of Belarus. It was evacuated and remains uninhabited as a result of a major nuclear power plant accident nearby on April 26, 1986.


(tʃɜːˈnəʊbəl; -ˈnɒbəl)
(Placename) a town in N Ukraine; site of a nuclear power station accident in 1986


(tʃɜrˈnoʊ bəl, tʃɛr-)

a city in N Ukraine 80 mi. NW of Kiev: nuclear-plant accident 1986.


Site of the worst nuclear reactor accident, in 1986 in the Ukraine (part of the then USSR).
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Noun1.Chernobyl - a city in north central Ukraine; site of a major disaster at a nuclear power plant (26 April 1986)
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
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The Government of Ukraine has taken a decision to dismiss head of Chernobyl exclusion zone Yurii Antipov.
CHILDREN whose families were affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are enjoying a holiday on Teesside.
President of the Soyuz-Chernobyl Public Association in Kyrgyzstan Kadyrbek Sasykulov presented the 25 Years of Chernobyl Sarcophagus medal to Emergencies Minister Kubatbek Boronov for close cooperation and assistance.
WARWICK Castle has played host to child victims of the Chernobyl disaster, who are all in remission from cancer.
com)-- On Monday, November 25th, Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) will mark the Chernobyl disaster's 27th anniversary where legendary actor Jon Voight will host the Children At Heart Gala, a star studded benefit and celebrity fantasy auction honoring Liev Schreiber at Chelsea Piers supporting the group's rescue missions and outreach.
TODAY marks 10,000 days since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the effects of which are now devastating a new generation.
22 ( ANI ): The researchers of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union have brought a new focus to the forthcoming long-term effects on Japanese wildlife following the Fukushima No.
Part of the roof has collapsed at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear plant, where an explosion and reactor meltdown occurred in 1986, but authorities claim the site remains sealed and that there have been no changes in the radiation levels.
THE VERDICT A GROUP of fun-loving American teens on holiday in Eastern Europe foolishly take an unauthorised tour of an abandoned city near the devastated Chernobyl nuclear plant.
FAMILIES are needed to host visits from children from the radiation-affected Chernobyl area.
26 years after the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, millions of people are still living in dangerous environments, and thousands are suffering health, social and financial impacts, but many governments still consider atomic energy and related technologies as economically efficient and reliable.
Radioactive substances released from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were dispersed roughly one-10th of the distance of those spewed after the Chernobyl accident in 1986, the Japanese science ministry said Tuesday.