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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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Speaking today (26 APR) at a General Assembly meeting in commemoration of the incident, Roche said Chernobyl's radioactive footprint is embedded in our world forever and millions of people are still being affected by its deadly legacy.
Thirty years ago Tuesday a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, releasing radioactive chemicals into the air over Ukraine and Belarus and cementing the town of Chernobyl's dark place in history.
Simon Bailes Peugeot, which has dealerships in Stockton, Guisborough and Northallerton, has worked with Friends of Chernobyl's Children (FOCC) Northallerton for the last nine years to help groups of underprivileged children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.
Chernobyl's populations have had a longer time to adapt to low-dose radiation, but they have also had more generations for accumulation of mutations across generations.
People have to be aware it doesn't go away, and that these children need to be relocated so they are no longer exposed to Chernobyl's life-threatening conditions.
Let us take the time to honour them and the next generation of Chernobyl's children.
Chernobyl's Units 1, 2 and 3 were temporarily put back into operation after the disaster at Unit 4.
They say that no fewer than three billion people live in areas contaminated by Chernobyl's radionuclides.
IN the Ukraine on April 26 1986 Chernobyl's reactor four began to overheat.
For the first time, Kostin presents Chernobyl's story in words as well as pictures, yet it is the photographs that utterly dominate Chernobyl: Confessions of a Reporter, captured images ranging from men transporting radioactive blocks with their naked hands to the evacuation of villages and the construction of the sacrophagus.
The group of ten youngsters, one teacher and an interpreter came to the region from the Belarus area of Russia as part of a trip organised by the charity Friends of Chernobyl's Children.
This gas enabled power plants to generate the equivalent of 28% of Chernobyl's average yearly electricity production.