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Activists Mark Chernobyl Anniversary

Arnaud Bouvier | Agence France Presse

Russian President and Ukrainian PM attend Chernobyl Memorial

Anti-nuclear activists in France and Germany staged mass protests Monday to demand reactors be closed on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl and after Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident.

As organisers said tens of thousands of demonstrators joined nationwide protests in Germany to call for an end to nuclear power, hundreds of activists at Strasbourg on the French-German border staged a dramatic "die in." Full Article

For more insight and analysis on the Chernobyl disaster and its 25th anniversary, see a New York Times retrospective and coverage of Chernobyl from the archives of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scienstists.  

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