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Solar power to rise from Chernobyl’s nuclear ashes

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This power plant in Belarus another example of a solar project on the site of the Chernobyl disaster. Photograph: Viktor Drachev/TASS

Chinese companies plan to spend $1bn building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine, reports Climate News Network

January 12, 2017 — It was the worst nuclear accident in history, directly causing the deaths of 50 people, with at least an additional 4,000 fatalities believed to be caused by exposure to radiation.  Continue reading Solar power to rise from Chernobyl’s nuclear ashes

30 years on, Ukraine remembers Chernobyl catastrophe

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TRIBUTE. Ukrainians light candles near the memorial for ‘liquidators’ who died during cleaning up works after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, during a ceremony in Slavutich, Ukraine, April 26, 2016. Photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

‘There was crying and screaming,’ says a resident, as she recalls the day the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (Apr. 26, 2016) — Ukrainians held candlelit vigils Tuesday, April 26, to mark 30 years since the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying.  Continue reading 30 years on, Ukraine remembers Chernobyl catastrophe