Japan asks Belarus for historic data on Chernobyl accident

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Japan is interested in starting a partnership with Belarus in order to get access at relevant research data concerning the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in 1986.

Japan is hoping to learn valuable lessons that it can apply to decontaminate the surroundings of the Fukushima nuclear plant and treat people affected by exposure to radiation.

The agreement, which could be concluded by the end of the year, also involves exchange of researchers and engineers.

Belarus is considered to be the most affected region after the 1986 nuclear accident at Chernobyl, which is situated in Ukraine, at about 10 kilometers from the border between the two countries. About 70 percent of the toxic radiation from the plant contaminated over 20 percent of the territory in Belarus.

In January, Japan has started talks with Ukraine for a similar agreement.