us help the children of Chernobyl
Legambiente's project for 1996 plans to welcome over five thousand
The basic idea behind the campaign of solidarity that Legambiente is organizing for the areas of Bielorussia and Ukraine, affected by radioactive fall-out 10 years ago, is to bring the children from areas contaminated by the explosion of the nuclear power plant to Italy for a month's holiday. In fact, according to a study by Enea, a month's stay in Italy with radionuclid-free food will allow them to lose from 30 to 50% of the radioactivity absorbed, thus lessening their chances of being affected by tumours of the thyroid, leuchemia and other illnesses that are the direct consequence of the accident. Thanks to Legambiente, 2.000 Bielorussian and Ukrainian children were able to come and stay in Italy in the summer of 1994. This number increased to 3.500 in June to September 1995, as a result of the help given by the 150 local Committees throughout the country. The organization hopes to be able to invite at least 5.500 in 1996.
See also Legambiente Appeal for the children of Chernobyl
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