from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of north-central Ukraine near the border of Belarus. It was evacuated and remains uninhabited as a result of a major nuclear power plant accident nearby on April 16, 1986.
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- proper n. An abandoned city in northern Ukraine, known as the site of a nuclear accident.
- n. A major nuclear-energy accident.
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- n. a city in north central Ukraine; site of a major disaster at a nuclear power plant (26 April 1986)
Sergei Supinsky/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images REMEMBERING CHERNOBYL: Chernobyl victims attended a commemoration ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday.
Within days, the name 'Chernobyl' had become a byword across the world for Soviet bungling -- and callousness, since Moscow, obsessed by secrecy, did not come clean about the disaster for nearly 36 hours.
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The amount of uranium needed to cause something like Chernobyl is huge, like 500 kilos.
Sorry my knowledge of Chernobyl is admittedly limited unless you count a 1st person shooter game called Stalker.
Peter Boonstra and Marcel van Brakel (NL) are currently in Chernobyl, where they upload movies in an internet cafe.
Elena, in chapter 2 of Ghost Town, repeats the story that "Chernobyl is the name of a grass, wormwood (absinth)", which has been widely noted because of the nice scary connection with a couple of verses in Revelations:
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