Chernobyl plea draws £500m in pledges

World powers, spurred by the nuclear crisis in Japan, yesterday pledged €550 million (£484m) to help build a new containment shell at the site of the 1986 Chernobyl accident.

Japan crisis: Nuclear rating raised to same level as Chernobyl

JAPAN'S nuclear safety agency raised the severity rating of the crisis at its nuclear plant to the highest level today, on a par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

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Chernobyl: 'I'll never forget the hidden city of Pripyat'

WhEN I visited Chernobyl to cover the 18th anniversary of the nuclear disaster for The Scotsman the most amazing thing was finding what appeared to be a hidden city in the shadow of the nuclear plant.

Stephen McGinty: Lead coffins and a nation's thanks for the Chernobyl suicide squad

Three men laid down their lives for millions of others, writes Stephen McGinty

Fires raise Chernobyl radiation fear

Fires have scorched forests contaminated with radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a Russian forestry official said yesterday, but it was unclear what danger the smoke from such wildfires could pose.

Animal recovery at Chernobyl worse than was thought

RADIATION has affected animals living near the site of Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear disaster far more than was previously thought, a study out today shows, challenging beliefs that wildlife was recovering.

Host families for Chernobyl children sought

A CHARITY is looking for families to host children who were affected by the Chernobyl disaster when they visit Edinburgh.

Breath of fresh air for blast children

THE dark-haired eight-year-old runs around in the sand on Portobello Beach and dips her toes in the sea, giggling with her friends in the bright sunshine. She appears not to have a care in the world. But her time on Earth is precious and every moment must be enjoyed.

Chernobyl children's art

A CHARITY exhibition of paintings by partially blind children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster will be held in the

Chernobyl survivor sets up language centre in city

A SURVIVOR of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is set to open a new language centre in the Capital. The Edinburgh Language Academy (ELA) is to throw open its doors with an official launch evening later this month.

Families in Capital welcome record number of children from Chernobyl

A RECORD number of families in the Capital have provided accommodation to Chernobyl children this year.

Chernobyl survivor opens language centre

A SURVIVOR of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster who started a new life in the Capital is to set up a language centre to help others integrate into the city.

Children return to Chernobyl

TWO groups of children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident have returned home after a month with families in the Capital.

Party treat for young victims of Chernobyl

YOUNGSTERS affected by the fall-out from the Chernobyl disaster are to be guests of honour at a party in the Capital.

Tartan army's aid bid for Chernobyl

YOUNG victims of the Chernobyl disaster are set to benefit when the tartan army visits Kiev for Scotland's Euro 2008 qualifier in October.

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