Chernobyl Children International hoping success of HBO mini-series will help increase donations

The founder of the Irish charity which has helped thousands of children affected by the world’s worst nuclear accident says she hopes the global reaction to the critically-acclaimed US TV miniseries Chernobyl will translate into donations.

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Chernobyl has become a refuge for wildlife 33 years after the nuclear accident

Reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered an explosion during a technical test on April 26, 1986. As a result of the accident, in the then Soviet Union, more than 400 times more radiation was emitted than that released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Japan) in 1945. It remains the largest nuclear accident in history.

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Adi Roche: Chernobyl series will detail 'one of the greatest cover-ups in history'

“Chernobyl” dramatises the 1986 nuclear accident which released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

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Ireland has not forgotten them: 145 Chernobyl children arrive in Ireland for respite

A group of 145 children affected by the Chernobyl disaster will arrive in Ireland today.

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Chernobyl disaster cannot just be consigned to history: Adi Roche and Russian Ambassador

The CEO of Chernobyl Children International (CCI) Adi Roche has warned that we cannot use the 32nd anniversary of the nuclear accident today to confine an ongoing and serious issue to the history books.

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'I just wasn't able for the mental torture of it': Adi Roche on her Presidential bid

Campaigner Adi Roche has broken her silence on her bid to become President of Ireland in 1997 and described it as her 'Waterlooo'.

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More children could have same destiny as me says former Chernobyl child after graduation

A survivor of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster who has just graduated with a Masters in Criminology, is calling on the Belarussian Government to reopen adoption opportunities so other children can have the same chances of life in Ireland as she had.

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Chernobyl radiation residue found in Belarusian milk

Belarusian milk has been found to contain a radioactive isotope at levels 10 times above the nation's food safety limits.

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Adi Roche to make history with landmark address to United Nations

Chernobyl Children International founder Adi Roche is set to make history at the United Nations later this month.

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Chernobyl children spending first day on with Irish host families

A group of Chernobyl children are spending their first day with their host families across Ireland.

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Section of Chernobyl nuclear plant roof collapses

Nuclear experts have insisted there is no safety threat after a partial roof collapse at the wrecked Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

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New deal to allow Chernobyl visits to continue

A deal has been signed to allow Chernobyl children to continue to travel freely to Ireland.

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Ryan hoping to end Chernobyl children impasse

The head of Chernobyl Aid Ireland, Eoin Ryan MEP, is to meet with the Belarus ambassador to the EU in Brussels tomorrow to discuss easing travel arrangements for the children of Chernobyl who want to visit Ireland.

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Roche to launch Chernobyl cardiac programme

A major new cardiac programme for Ukrainian children will be officially launched in the former Soviet state today by campaigner Adi Roche.

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Ukraine mourns Chernobyl nuclear explosion

Ukrainian mourners carried single red carnations and flickering candles during a solemn memorial ceremony early today to remember the 1986 Chernobyl explosion, an event that continues to scar the psyche of the ex-Soviet republic 20 years later.

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Conference marks 20th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster

Ukraine today opened a week of commemorations 20 years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, as international radiation and health experts gathered for a three-day conference to discuss the lessons of the Chernobyl accident.

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Tributes paid to Chernobyl's 'unsung heroes'

Tens of thousands of firefighters died as a result of their efforts to stop an atomic explosion at Chernobyl which would have made Europe uninhabitable, it was claimed today.

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Chernobyl's 19th anniversary commemorated

Hundreds of mourners laid flowers and lit candles early today before a monument in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, to mark the 19th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which spewed radiation over much of northern Europe and claimed thousands of lives.

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