Remembering – and Reviving – Chernobyl

Julie WornanNews And Views0 Comments

Would you dare to visit Chernobyl, Pripyat and the “Exclusion Zone” now, 31 years after the tragic nuclear accident which occurred on 26 April 1986?

Incredibly, a group of enthusiasts including artists, musicians, photographers and others, have organized a Festival on the site from 30 Aug to 1 Sept 2017. Their goal: Making Chernobyl Live Again.

Learn more about this original initiative here and here.

All profits from the Festival will go to the inhabitants of the Chernobyl Zone. You can meet 3 of them – Hanna, Maria and Valentya – in this amazing documentary, “Babushkas of Chernobyl”.

Are these women playing fast and loose with their health? What about the multitude of wild creatures including wolves, boar, roe deer, moose and lynx, now thriving in the exclusion zone?

Although the accident released a great deal of radioactive material into the air and eventually the soil and vegetation, the deleterious effect of the radiation on human health is often exaggerated. When we refer to objective scientific sources such as WHO (World Health Organisation) and UNSCEAR (UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation), we find some amazing surprises.

Julie Wornan

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