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The BBC's Mike Donkin
"The health threats will continue for many more years to come"
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Adi Roche of the Chernobyl Children's Project
"The effects of the disaster have moved to the next generation"
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Thursday, 26 April, 2001, 12:25 GMT 13:25 UK
In pictures: the Chernobyl anniversary
Fifteen years after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, people have been remembering the catastrophe in Ukraine and around the former Soviet Union.

Woman at memorial
A woman places a candle at a memorial in Slavutich, the town where Chernobyl workers lived

Ukrainian priest
A priest prays for the victims during an anniversary service marking the disaster

Relatives at memorial service
Some of the relatives are overcome by emotion during the ceremonies

Widows by gravestones
Widows weep by the graves of their husbands who died in the disaster

Villagers return
The village of Duduchi in Belarus was abandoned after the disaster, but on remembrance day residents have the chance to return

Zoya Gnetova
Zoya Gnetova walks around her house which she has been forced to leave due to high radiation levels

Relatives in Moscow
Relatives far away in Moscow also remembered the catastrophe

Chernobyl nuclear power station
The plant itself was closed last December and will be entombed in a massive sarcophagus

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26 Apr 01 | Europe
UN plea for Chernobyl victims
15 Dec 00 | Europe
Chernobyl shut down for good
10 May 00 | Sci/Tech
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The legacy of Chernobyl
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