WASHINGTON -Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Chairman of the United States Helsinki Commission, announced that the Commission will hold a hearing in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the disaster at Chornobyl.
“The Legacy of Chornobyl: Health and Safety 20 Years Later”
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226
The health, environmental, and socio-economic costs of the disaster at Chornobyl continue to have a profound impact on countries in the region, especially Ukraine and Belarus, which bore the brunt of Chornobyl’s radioactive fallout. The hearing will examine the consequences of the disaster and the response of the affected countries and the international community.
Stephen G. Rademaker, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
H.E. Oleh Shamshur, Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States
David Marples, Ph.D., Professor of History, Director, Stasiuk Program on Contemporary Ukraine, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta
Pablo Rubinstein, M.D., Director, National Cord Blood Program, New York Blood Center
Kathleen Ryan, Executive Director, USA, Chernobyl Children’s Project International