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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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Bobrov noted that Ukraine has a repository for highlevel radioactive waste at the Chornobyl site, which can be used temporarily for storage of the fuel waste, "but it is not intended for this in terms of capacity and design.
I-131 dose response for incident thyroid cancers in Ukraine related to the Chornobyl accident.
The 1986 explosion at the Chornobyl (Chernobyl in Russian) nuclear power plant, located in the Ukrainian SSR, and the Soviet Government's initial efforts to conceal the extent of the catastrophe from its own people and the world, were a watershed for many Ukrainians in exposing the severe problems of the Soviet system.
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27, 2006) (statement at the 7th Scientific and Practical Conference, Chornobyl Center, Slavutich, Ukraine).