Belarusian Chernobyl Tragedy

April 26, 2006 marks 20th anniversary of Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster - disaster that not only spilled 70% of its radioactive outburst on Belarus, but also contaminated entire Europe. Recent International Atomic Energy Agency report stating that effects of Chernobyl are overblown is still shocking hundreds of millions of people affected by Chernobyl and hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the World involved in Chernobyl charities.  The report has projected only 4,000 deaths related to Chernobyl. This is absolutely unbelievable considering that 700,000 "liguidators" were directly on site involved in reactor containment and millions of people live in radioactively contaminated areas. New Study Challanges IAEA Report on Chernobyl Consequencesl: Finds Death Toll Likely to be 30-60,000. Greenpeace condemned the findings, accusing the IAEA of "whitewashing" the impacts of the accident."Denying the real implications is not only insulting the thousands of victims -- who are told to be sick because of stress and irrational fear -- but it also leads to dangerous recommendations, to relocate people in contaminated areas," said Jan Vande Putte of Greenpeace International.Greenpeace new study reveals death toll of Chernobyl enormously underestimated In a recently issued report Greenpeace estimates that more than 90,000 people were likely to die of cancers caused by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, countering a United Nations report that predicted the death toll would be around 4,000.  

      This page is an attempt to compile information on Chernobyl disaster, its influence on Belarus and to inform about international charity organizations helping my little country to fight this horrible inheritance. Ironically Belarus doesn't have a single nuclear power plant on it's territory. But it is surrounded by a ring of power stations of our neighbors: Ignaline station in Lithuania, Smolensk station in Russia and Chernobyl station in Ukraine. The rose of winds on April 26, 1986 was such that 70% of radioactive dust had fallen on Belarus. Of this 70% most of radioactive contamination had been done in Homel' and Mahilyou oblast's (administrative units). The story of Chernobyl is not over yet. It is kept under secret by both Ukrainians, Russians, and international organizations. Nobody have been punished for initiating idiotic experiments that lead to disaster on Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It is unknown even whether next explosion should be expected since the nuclear reaction on the facility is not stopped and radioactive water vapor still exhausts time to time into the air. I hope that this site would yield to the world's community awareness of Chernobyl disaster and people fighting its sequences.

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