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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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Government of Ukraine has recently announced programme to attract solar energy producers to certain areas of the country, in particular the Chornobyl exclusion zone.
Operation of the Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia which continues to use the old Chornobyl technology endangers the region with potential nuclear risks and threats, Azerbaijan's Acting Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said on April 18.
High levels of fluctuating asymmetry in populations of Apodemus flavicollis from the most contaminated areas in Chornobyl. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 73:1-20.
Chumak et al., "Peculiarity of prooxidant-antioxidant balance indicators in patients with non- alcoholic fatty liver disease who have been exposed to ionizing radiation due to the Chornobyl NPP accident," Problemy Radiatsiinoi Medytsyny ta Radiobiolohii, vol.
ISLAMABAD -- Ambassador of Ukraine in Pakistan Volodymyr LAKOMOV on Sunday said most important lesson learnt from the Chornobyl accident was to bring about lasting improvements in nuclear and radiation safety globally.
The Chernobyl disaster (Chornobyl in Ukranian) of 1986 is one of the worst disasters that the world has seen.
Subclinical hypothyroidism after radioiodine exposure: Ukrainian-American cohort study of thyroid cancer and other thyroid diseases after the Chornobyl accident (1998-2000).
It also presents a reverse mirror image to Keefer's world, as it is populated almost entirely by uneducated peasants living in a village near the nuclear plant at Chernobyl (Chornobyl' in Ukrainian, meaning "wormwood").
Other topics include post-Fukushima food monitoring, the rate of congenital malformations in Ukraine due to radioactivity, the biological consequences of Fukushima and Chornobyl compared, and what is known about cancer risk from exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation.
help bring the damaged Chornobyl nuclear facility to an environmentally
Urinary iodine and goiter prevalence in Belarus: experience of the Belarus-American cohort study of thyroid cancer and other thyroid diseases following the Chornobyl nuclear accident.