‘They had no Plan A, no Plan B’ at Chernobyl, says ‘liquidator,’ now in Israel

Times of Israel | Jun 14, 2019 at 3:49 AM
  • The broadcast of HBO’s historical drama telling the story of the 1986 Chernobyl power plant disaster has drawn attention to immigrants to Israel from the Ukraine and elsewhere in the Former Soviet Union who suffered the consequences of being caught up in the worst nuclear disaster in history.
  • A few years after the disaster he moved to Israel where he needed considerable medical treatment including multiple blood transfusions.
  • Artyomenko, who now lives in Haifa, recalled that days after the April 26, 1986 disaster, although a fire was being reported at Chernobyl, health officials assured residents they could still go outside with children.