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Chernobyl explodes

1986

Vladimir Chevchenko, a Russian filmmaker, dies due to radiation illness

1987

Norway increased the limit for cesium in reindeer meat to 6000 Bq/kg

1988

Western scientists and Belarus, Ukraine and Russia collaborates

1990

Establishment of a thyroid center in Gomel begins

1993

European study claims Chernobyl is still a huge radiation source

1995

An earthquake occurs in the Chernobyl region

1996

Belarus has to spent 25% of its national annual budget on Chernobyl

1997

Huge increase of children with thyroid cancer

1998

Ukrainian government decides that parts of Chernobyl must be recultivated

2000

The United Nations calls for a new approach to help people impacted by Chernobyl

2002

Ukraine documents prove that there were problems with Chernobyl to begin with

2003

Evidence from Chernobyl shows that it raised cancer rates in western Europe

2004

Contamination levels will remain high and unchanged for decades, the EC believes

2005

Study finds cancer in northern Sweden increased following Chernobyl

2007

Scientists wonder why there is not more monitoring of Chernobyl's aftereffects

2008

President of Ukraine decides that Chernobyl will be fully shut down 2065

2009

Ukraine legalizes tourist tours to Chernobyl and Pripyat

2011