Environmental Catastrophe

April 26 – the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. Emissions of ash from the volcano in Iceland have been going on for two weeks. The number of victims of earthquakes in 2010 have already exceeded 300 thousand. Oil spills pollute water resources. In Bolivia, was Climate summit. Flora and fauna of the planet were replenished with new species.

Dates of the week: The International Day of Mother Earth and World Malaria Day. Photofact week: 'Paints the Kalahari', 'The best works presented at the Environmental auction 'and' New species of flora and fauna of Borneo '. Overview of events for the week of 19/04/2010 to 25/04/2010. April 26 – the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster 26 April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant became a symbol of the biggest the history of mankind accident. 24 years ago an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

In 1 hour 23 minutes on the fourth power unit of Chernobyl nuclear power plant, located near the town of Pripyat, the first thermal explosion occurred. In the atmosphere radioactive substances were emitted 300 times more than the atomic bombing of Japanese cities of Hiroshima in 1945. Suffered the most as a result of this man-made disaster of Belarus on the territory of which settled more than 70% of radionuclides. Were also infected in Ukraine and Russia. After the Chernobyl disaster in Belarus protecting and restoring the environment has gained prominence. Since the largest man-made disaster the last century, the Chernobyl accident, it took almost 24 years, but until then, thousands of Belarusian citizens feeling the effects of Chernobyl, said Deputy Permanent Representative of Belarus to the un, Zoya Kollontai during speech at the plenary session of the General Assembly on the occasion of International Day of Mother Earth.

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