Survivor to talk on Chernobyl in Sheffield

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Survivors of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster will visit Sheffield to talk about their experiences.

Among the survivors of events 26 years ago is Valery Beslin, a 70-year old miner now based in Sheffield.

He will speak at the Church of the Nazarene, Heeley, on Tuesday, April 24, at 7pm.

The talks are organised by the Sheffield branch of Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

The organisation brings children affected by fallout from the disaster to Sheffield each summer in order to improve their health.

Robert Moore, branch representative, said: “These talks will raise awareness that people are still affected by what happened.

“There are still large amounts of radiation in the air around Chernobyl which impact on people’s lives.”