Ukraine organises ceremony to commemorate Chernobyl-victims

Ukraine has organised an official ceremony to commemorate victims of Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which mercilessly took several lives and completely distorted a regional settlement. As per reports, nearly thirty people were killed in the initial phase of the disaster. As we all know, the nuclear elements would easily penetrate into the atmosphere and would make long term consequences. Nearly four thousand people were killed in the country due to post-disaster consequences, reports an US survey. Unfortunately, thousands of people are still suffering from post-disaster consequences like cancer and other diseases. Even more terrible thing is that the newly-born babes in the region are still vulnerable to birth defects and gene mutation. Anyway, Greenpeace clams that the actual situation is even more terrible than the reports submitted by US officials. Notably, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of fatal disaster, former residents of the old Chernobyl workers colony, who were severely affected by deadly disaster, recalled their memories about the disaster day. The world’s worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, happened in April 26, 1986 when the plant blasted due to uncontrolled nuclear reactions. Entire Norther Europe faced the consequence of this nuclear disaster in one way or the other. It prompted the world powers to reconsider the nuclear energy policy. Reports say that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has participated in the commemoration ceremony held at Slavutych. However, it is learned that Ukrainian government is currently trying to develop an underground nuclear waste centre to deposit nuclear waste. It is said to be a multi-million dollar project and is gaining adequate support from the external donors.



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