New fires fanned by strong winds flare near Chernobyl

New fires broke out in the area around the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant, fanned by heavy winds that have made it harder to put out the blaze, Ukrainian officials said. Emergency workers managed several days ago to contain an …

Chernobyl fire extinguished by rain

Open flames burning in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone have been extinguished after rain fell in the region north of Kiev early on Tuesday morning, Ukraine’s emergency service has said. "There are no open flames," …

Smoke detected at Chernobyl power plant

Ukraine’s nuclear regulatory body reported smoke yesterday at one of the rooms at Unit 3 in Chernobyl, adding that it was briefly “liquidated” by the state emergency personnel and the radiological situation at the site has not …

Chernobyl disaster: 30 years later

Three decades have passed since the Chernobyl accident, which is the largest catastrophe in the history of nuclear power. The disaster began during a systems test on April 26б 1986 at reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power …

Forest burns near Chernobyl again

It has been found a new source of fire today in the forest in the exclusion zone near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. According to the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, …