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Learn more about Chernobyl and the people it touched.
Below is the article index of the chernobyl information

    The Chernobyl disaster occurred at 01:23 a.m. on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine. It is regarded as the worst accident in the history of nuclear power. Because there was no containment building, a plume of radioactive fallout drifted over parts of the western Soviet Union, Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, and eastern North America. Large areas of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia were badly contaminated, resulting ... read more

    Leaving aside the verdict of history on its role in melting the Soviet iron curtain, some very tangible practical benefits have resulted from the Chernobyl accident . The main ones concern reactor safety, notably in eastern Europe read more

    The Chernobyl unit 4 is now enclosed in a large concrete shelter which was erected quickly to allow continuing operation of the other reactors at the plant. However, the structure is neither strong nor durable and there are plans for its reconstruction read more

This is Dan Miner-Nordstrom of FOCCUS first hand view of the town of Pripyat and surrounding area displayed as a photo gallery read more

Learn more about FOCCUS inc and see who they help and how.
Below is the article index of the FOCCUS info and photo journals of its staff.

    • How Can You Help?

        In order to raise public awareness about the Chernobyl catastrophe in this 20th anniversary year we need your help. A short letter of support four our 2000 km bike trip will not only give us the courage to continue but will give the much needed ... read more

    • FOCCUS Mission statement

        The mission of Friends of Chernobyl Centers, U.S. Inc. (FOCCUS) is to strengthen recovery efforts of individuals and communities in Russia and Ukraine that have been severely affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident…and to foster education regarding psychosocial and community recovery from technological disasters. FOCCUS ... read more

    • FOCCUS Current Projects

        Ten proposals and requests for funding were received in response to FOCCUS’ new procedure for providing financial support to the centers. The Board had set aside $20,000 to fund four new projects for 2006.

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    • FOCCUS Organisation

        FOCCUS is directly responsible to its own Board of Directors. The Board is currently composed of 12 members from the fields of social work, organizational development, academics and law. It is a 100% volunteer organization. No officer or Board member receives compensation.

        FOCCUS is a non membership organization. However, there are two very active FOCCUS groups that foster its mission. ... read more

Biking articles technical
Below is the article index of the misc info and documents.