MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
35 years have passed since the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which cut off many lives, caused enormous material damage, and destroyed the usual way of life of millions of people.
Then, in a matter of hours, more than 200 thousand specialists, including military personnel, were mobilized to liquidate it. At the risk of their lives, they entered the struggle for the safety of people.
Despite the time elapsed after the accident, its consequences continue to have a negative impact on the affected territories.
Considering the scale of the tragedy, the UN General Assembly welcomed the decision of the Council of CIS Heads to declare April 26 the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Radiation Accidents and Disasters.
Modern risks define new challenges that must be adequately answered.
The accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, which occurred 10 years ago, made us take a fresh look at the lessons of Chernobyl. Both accidents have become disasters on a global scale, and the elimination of their consequences requires systemic scientific solutions.
We believe that comprehensive cooperation and exchange of experience between the UN member states will make it possible to increase the effectiveness of measures to overcome the consequences of these disasters.
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