Today is the Liquidator’s of the Chernobyl Accident Day
In Ukraine the Liquidator’s Day is annually celebrated on December, 14. Seven years ago, on November, 10, 2006, the ex-president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko issued the Decree # 945/200614 where December, 14 was noted as the Day of celebration of participants of Chernobyl accident.
On April 26, 1986 there was an explosion on the fourth power unit of the reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station with the entailed emission in environment of radioactive materials. On November, 30, the same year the destroyed fourth block was blocked by protective constructions. In the press, the message on blocking of the reactor first appeared on December, 14.
Later in 1994, representatives of a Chernobyl community in the petition to the President asked to found Day of the liquidator on December 14. The decision to found the date of the Liquidator’s Day was made only in 2006, and in Russia even later – in 2012.