Chernobyl gets steel dome boost to help old shell contain radiation

A new steel cover was moved into place on Tuesday to prevent radiation from escaping past a concrete sarcophagus hastily erected at the Chernobyl power plant three decades ago to control one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.

Poroshenko: Russia almost caused another Chernobyl in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday that Russia nearly caused a new disaster reminiscent of Chernobyl by waging war near a power plant in eastern Ukraine.

Chernobyl was a "huge setback for nuclear power," US scientist says

The Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago was a "huge setback" to the development of nuclear power, whose use will be necessary to eliminate dependence on fossil fuels and stop climate change, said US climate scientist James Hansen on Tuesday.

Ukraine: Conflict with Russia halts Chernobyl restoration efforts

The conflict with Russia has diverted Ukraine's resources from restoration efforts in Chernobyl, Volodymyr Yelchenko, Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations, tells dpa.

Chernobyl designated Radiation and Environmental Biosphere Reserve

The site of the world's worst nuclear disaster will become a nature preserve named the "Chernobyl Radiation and Environmental Biosphere Reserve," under a decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Ukraine marks 30th anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

World leaders, nuclear power sceptics and survivors of the world's worst nuclear disaster gathered in Ukraine Tuesday to mark 30 years since the accident, and to ponder how much more damage could have resulted from the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown.

EU ups Chernobyl fund by 20 million euros on eve of 30th anniversary

The European Union pledged about 20 million euros (22.5 million dollars) in additional funding for the Chernobyl containment effort on Monday, the eve of the worst-ever nuclear disaster's 30th anniversary.