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31 Mar 2016

About 200 scientists to gather for Chernobyl conference in Belarus on 21-22 April

MINSK, 31 March (BelTA) – About 200 scientists will take part in the international conference Chernobyl: 30 Years Later, BelTA learned from Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), on 31 March.

According to the source, the international scientific conference Chernobyl: 30 Years Later will take place in the Radiobiology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 21-22 April. It will gather about 200 scientists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and Japan.

According to Vladimir Gusakov, the Japanese delegation has demonstrated a live interest in taking part in the event. Japan will send a large delegation, which members intend to present their research projects, said the NASB head.

The main highlights of the conference will include radiobiological and radioecological consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, radioecological aspects of the rehabilitation of territories polluted with radionuclides, and the prevention of emergencies and cleanup of their consequences in radioactive contamination areas.

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