WORLD REMEMBERS 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER


WORLD REMEMBERS 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER

WORLD REMEMBERS 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER

Today, Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 30th Anniversary Day of Chernobyl Disaster, I join families of all victims in Ukraine and Belarus to show my respect to those killed due to Chernobyl Disaster. The cleaning work and decommissioning of remaining nuclear reactors still continues in Chernobyl. Nuclear Waste has to be stored in containers and monitored for hundreds of years and mankind has to constantly remind itself of challenges and risks posed by Nuclear Energy. Chernobyl Nuclear Accident changed the lives of people in Ukraine and Belarus ( please view photo images ) and World cannot afford to forget lessons learned.

I arrived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA during July 1986 after witnessing consequences of Chernobyl Nuclear Accident while I lived in Sultanate of Oman where several European farm products are used on a regular basis. I had to change my shopping habits to avoid consuming food or food products exposed to radioactive fallout. This Nuclear Accident forced me to review my opinion of Nuclear Industry. I am not surprised to find that I worked for Greenpeace USA for ten years (1986 to 1996) to promote alternatives to Nuclear Energy as it poses significant risks to our planet and to all forms of life that depend on planet Earth as their home.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
BHAVANAJAGAT.ORG

World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster.

 

World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster.

 

WORLD REMEMBERS 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER.

 

Ukraine marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster | euronews, world ...
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster.

 

World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster.

ON 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER, UKRAINE REMEMBERS ITS VICTIMS

Reuters

Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system. In the early hours of April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in then-Soviet Ukraine triggered a meltdown that spewed deadly clouds of atomic material into the atmosphere, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes.
Relatives of those who died as a result of the world’s worst nuclear accident attended a candle-lit vigil in a Kiev church, built-in their memory.

“We did not think that this accident would change all our lives, dividing them into ‘before the war’ and ‘after the war’ as we called it. It was silent nuclear war for us,” said Lyudmila Kamkina, a former worker at the plant.

WORLD REMEMBERS 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER. MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD ON APRIL 26, 2016.
WORLD REMEMBERS 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER. MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD ON APRIL 26, 2016.

© Efrem Lukatsky/ AP Photo People lay flowers to commemorate victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during a ceremony at the memorial to Chernobyl workers and firefighters in the town of Slavutych, Ukraine, early Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Ukraine marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when the 4th unit of the plant exploded early hours April 26, 1986. Others gathered for a service in Slavutych, a town 50 km (30 miles) from Chernobyl that was established to house many of those who had to leave their homes for ever.

More than half a million civilian and military personnel were drafted in from across the former Soviet Union as so-called liquidators to clean-up and contain the nuclear fallout, according to the World Health Organization.

Thirty-one plant workers and firemen died in the immediate aftermath of the accident, most from acute radiation sickness.
Over the past three decades, thousands more have succumbed to radiation-related illnesses such as cancer, although the total death toll and long-term health effects remain a subject of intense debate.

Nikolay Chernyavskiy, 65, who worked at Chernobyl and later volunteered as a liquidator, recalls climbing to the roof of his apartment block in the nearby town of Pripyat to get a look at the plant after the accident.
“My son said ‘Papa, Papa, I want to look too’. He’s got to wear glasses now and I feel like it’s my fault for letting him look,” Chernyavskiy said.

Still Cleaning Up: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster The anniversary has garnered extra attention due to the imminent completion of a giant 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) steel-clad arch that will enclose the stricken reactor site and prevent further leaks for the next 100 years.
The project was funded with donations from more than 40 governments. Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said lessons learned from Chernobyl should be heeded all over the world.

Even with the new structure, the surrounding exclusion zone – 2,600 square km (1,000 square miles) of forest and marshland on the border of Ukraine and Belarus – will remain uninhabitable and closed to unsanctioned visitors.

The disaster and the government’s reaction highlighted the flaws of the Soviet system with its unaccountable bureaucrats and entrenched culture of secrecy. For example, the evacuation order only came 36 hours after the accident.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said he considers Chernobyl one of the main nails in the coffin of the Soviet Union, which eventually collapsed in 1991.
(Reporting by Alessandra Prentice, Margaryta Chornokondratenko, Sergei Karazy and Andriy Perun; Editing by Tom Heneghan, Robert Birsel)
Chernobyl wilderness regained. Please view the photo images.

World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster.

 

World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster.

 

WORLD REMEMBERS 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Construction of new Safe Confinement Structure over Nuclear Reactor 4 is completed now.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Construction of new Safe Confinement Structure over Nuclear Reactor 4 is completed in time for this 30th Anniversary.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. A view of Safe Containment Shelter from Ghost City of Pripyat, Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. A view of Safe Containment Shelter from Ghost City of Pripyat, Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Construction of new Safe Confinement Structure over Nuclear Reactor 4.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Construction of new Safe Confinement Structure over Nuclear Reactor 4.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Construction of gigantic steel arch over Nuclear Reactor 4.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Construction of gigantic steel arch over Nuclear Reactor 4.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Clean up work continued over several decades.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Clean up work continued over several decades.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Photo image of Control Room in Nuclear Reactor 2. Decommissioning of remaining reactors slowly proceeding over several decades.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Photo image of Control Room in Nuclear Reactor 2. Decommissioning of remaining reactors slowly proceeding over several decades.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Construction of Spent Fuel Storage Facility.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Construction of Spent Fuel Storage Facility. Greenpeace always demanded this kind of above the ground storage of Radioactive Waste.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Decommissioning of Nuclear Plants is time consuming and expensive. Processing Liquid Nuclear Fuel Waste continues for decades.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Decommissioning of Nuclear Plants is time consuming and expensive. Processing Liquid Nuclear Fuel Waste continues for decades.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Containers with Liquid Nuclear Waste will be stored in new Spent Fuel Storage facility.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Containers with Liquid Nuclear Waste will be stored in new Spent Fuel Storage Facility.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. View of abandoned City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. View of abandoned City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Amusement Park in City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Amusement Park in City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. A view of ghost City of Pripyat, Ukraine which was abandoned.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. A view of ghost City of Pripyat, Ukraine which was abandoned.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Ferris Wheel in Exclusion Zone, City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Ferris Wheel in Exclusion Zone, City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned City Hall Building, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned City Hall Building, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Lazurna Public Swimming Pool, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Lazurna Public Swimming Pool, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Playground, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Playground, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Riverside Cafe, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Riverside Cafe, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Dog carcass in abandoned apartment building, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Dog carcass in abandoned apartment building, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. View of auditorium of Energetika Cultural Center, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. View of auditorium of Energetika Cultural Center, Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Main Square in abandoned City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Main Square in abandoned City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. View of abandoned City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. View of abandoned City of Pripyat, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Music School in ruins in abandoned Zalisya Village, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Music School in ruins in abandoned Zalisya Village, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Revisiting abandoned house in Orevichi Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Revisiting abandoned house in Orevichi Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned house in Dronki Village in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned house in Dronki Village in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Soviet Cold War Era Radar 'The Woodpecker'.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned Soviet Cold War Era Radar ‘The Woodpecker’.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned house in Zalesye Village, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Abandoned house in Zalesye Village, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Radiation Signs posted in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Radiation Signs posted in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Ruined Farm Building in Pogonnoe Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Ruined Farm Building in Pogonnoe Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Ruined house in Vezhishche Village, Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Ruined house in Vezhishche Village, Exclusion Zone, Ukraine.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Testing farm animals for radiation exposure in Vorotets Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Testing farm animals for radiation exposure in Vorotets Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. World War II Monument in abandoned Village of Babchin, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. World War II Monument in abandoned Village of Babchin, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife returns to Exclusion Zone. Yellowhammer in Orevichi Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife returns to Exclusion Zone. Yellowhammer in Orevichi Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Woodpecker in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Woodpecker in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Wolves killed in Khrapkov Village, outside Exclusion Zone, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Wolves killed in Khrapkov Village, outside Exclusion Zone, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Wolf seen in wild wood.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Wolf seen in wild wood.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife returns to Exclusion Zone. Wolf seen in Dronki Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife returns to Exclusion Zone. Wolf seen in Dronki Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Rturns to Exclusion Zone. Wolf in Orevichi Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Wolves in Orevichi Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. White-tailed Eagle in Tulgovichi Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. White-tailed Eagle in Tulgovichi Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Tawny Owl in Kazhushki Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Tawny Owl in Kazhushki Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Otter in river in Pogonnoe Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Otter in river in Pogonnoe Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Moose in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Moose in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Magpie flies in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Magpie flies in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Lynx seen in wild woods.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Lynx seen in wild woods.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Golden Eagle in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Golden Eagle in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Fox seen in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Fox seen in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Elks in Dronki Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Elks in Dronki Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Elk seen in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Elk seen in Babchin Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Stork flying in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Black Stork flying in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Bison Nursery in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Bison Nursery in Exclusion Zone.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Bison in Dronki Village, Belarus.
World Remembers 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Disaster. Wildlife Returns to Exclusion Zone. Bison in Dronki Village, Belarus.
WORLD REMEMBERS 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER. MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD IN CITY OF SLAVUTYCHUK, UKRAINE ON APRIL 26, 2016.
WORLD REMEMBERS 30th ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER. MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD IN CITY OF SLAVUTYCHUK, UKRAINE ON APRIL 26, 2016.

 

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