chernobyl chernobyl  /tʃər ˈnoʊ bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a city in north central Ukraine; site of a major disaster at a nuclear power plant (26 April 1986)

News

  1. A one-sided campaign for nuclear energy

    In Pandora's Promise, a stacked-deck documentary in support of nuclear energy, director Robert Stone holds a cute little yellow meter aloft, measuring the levels of radiation at Chernobyl and Fukushima, sites of two of the world's most disastrous nuclear power plant failures.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. 'Pandora's Promise' review: Pro nuclear power docu sure to cause, well, a nuclear reaction

    After Chernobyl, Fukushima and Three Mile Island, there's one thing we can all agree on: Nuclear power is a disaster, right?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

Quotes

  1. "I am convinced that today, possibly for the first time, we can frankly tell the national and international community that the answer to the problem of sheltering the Chernobyl nuclear plant has been found," President Viktor Yushchenko said.
    on Sep 18, 2007 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: The Age

  2. "If you come to me and say in your wisdom to cut here and cut there, I and my colleagues will not assume responsibility if in a couple of years we see another Chernobyl (nuclear plant meltdown) or a nuclear terrorist or a clandestine nuclear...
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: Mohamed ElBaradei Source: Reuters South Africa

  3. Praful Bidwai, a leading anti-proliferation expert, said: "Fly a plane into BARC and you have a Chernobyl on your hands."
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Praful Bidwai Source: Times Online

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