‘Work Still Goes On’ For Burren Chernobyl Project On 35th Anniversary Of Disaster

The Burren Chernobyl Project say their work is continuing to go on 35 years after the nuclear accident devastated large parts of Belarus and Ukraine.

The effects of the disaster are still being felt with an exclusion zone of around 2,600 square-kilometers still in place, with the UN estimating 4,000 deaths were caused by the incident.

The BCP was established in 1993 to help with child victims of the disaster.


Brother Liam O Meara from the Project, who has been to the affected areas a number of times, says the pandemic has given people a different perspective on the devastation the accident caused.