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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.
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(tʃɜːˈnəʊbəl; -ˈnɒbəl)
(Placename) a town in N Ukraine; site of a nuclear power station accident in 1986
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(tʃɜrˈnoʊ bəl, tʃɛr-)

a city in N Ukraine 80 mi. NW of Kiev: nuclear-plant accident 1986.
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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 children, eight girls and four boys aged seven to 11, are from Belarus, in Eastern Europe, which is still affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
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TODAY marks 10,000 days since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the effects of which are now devastating a new generation.
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The Chernobyl nuclear plant accident is one of the most significant technological disasters of the second half of the 20th century in terms of radiation levels and population and territory exposed.
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.
Chernobyl 25 Years Later: Crime Without Punishment is a pick for any college-level collection strong in environmental conservation and Russian studies, and synthesizes the few professional papers translated from Russian into English, going beyond the prior lack of detail to include discussions based on original sources published in Russian.
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, MEPs, on 10 May, slid into consideration of how Europe should talk nuclear safety following the Fukushima catastrophe.