Friday, 7 May 2010

Chernobyl still presents 'active danger'

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych warned on Monday that the

Chernobyl nuclear reactor remains a serious threat to Europe, urging
donors to stump up funds to secure the facility on the 24th
anniversary of the world's worst atomic accident. The 1986 reactor
explosion sent a cloud of radiation over much of Europe and severe
health problems persist. The exploded reactor is encased in a
deteriorating shell and internationally funded work to replace it is
far behind schedule. A statement released by the president's office
said that the plant's fourth nuclear reactor continued to present an
active danger after work to replace a deteriorating concrete shell
around the facility was postponed due to a shortage of funds last

Morning Star 27th Apr 2010

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