A Staffordshire woman who grew up close to the Chernobyl nuclear plant has told how families knew little about the disaster. Cruelly, she recalls, they were told “everything is fine” by the authorities. While she was at school, youngsters were given a series of tablets, but were never told what they were for. Only later did she learn they were to deal with radiation caused when a reactor exploded at the nuclear plant in 1986. Elina Oliferuk, 32, was born in October 1986 in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, just six months after the catastrophic nuclear accident.
Birmingham Mail 30th June 2019 read more »