Tuesday, July 13, 2010

CIS leaders approve Chornobyl anniversary conference

July 12, 2010 (Interfax-Ukraine). The leaders of six CIS* member states, who had an informal meeting in Yalta on Saturday, supported holding an international conference on the cleanup of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster in Kyiv in April 2011. The conference entitled the "25th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Disaster. Future Security" will focus on the modernization of the Chornobyl Shelter dome built over the damaged fourth reactor and environmental security, said a joint statement of the informal summit delegates.
Many Poltava local inhabitants still consider as a God's gift the fact that extremely huge radioactive cloud that has polluted even far located Norway simply bypassed Poltava in Aprill 1986.
* The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional organization whose participating countries are former Soviet Republics, formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union.