BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: World: Europe
Front Page 
World 
Africa 
Americas 
Asia-Pacific 
Europe 
Middle East 
South Asia 
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent 
-------------
Letter From America 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 



The BBC's Rob Parsons in Chernobyl
"The world breathes a sigh of relief"
 real 56k

Caroline Wyatt reports from Chernobyl
"The mood at Chernobyl is one of sadness"
 real 28k

Friday, 15 December, 2000, 19:22 GMT
In pictures: Chernobyl's final moments
Amid emotional scenes, the final moments of the ill-fated Chernobyl nuclear power station are played out.

Chernobyl nuclear power station
The Chernobyl reactor: Scene of the world's worst civil nuclear accident 14 years ago

Chernobyl power station engineer
Engineer Sergey Bashtovoi turns the key to shut down the reactor. Within seconds, a dial showed output dropping to zero

Chernobyl reactor switched off
Employees watch the events on television link

Engineers at Chernobyl power station
Engineers monitor the shutting down process

Chernobyl employees
Watching employees in sombre mood

Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE
See also:

06 Sep 00 | Europe
EU to fund Chernobyl replacements
15 Dec 00 | Sci/Tech
Chernobyl still hitting hill farms
05 Jun 00 | Europe
Chernobyl closure saga
10 May 00 | Sci/Tech
Chernobyl's effects linger on
15 Dec 00 | Media reports
Mixed feelings as Chernobyl closes
Links to more Europe stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Europe stories