Despite Health Issues, Chernobyl 'Liquidators' in Israel Get Little Help From the State

The workers sent to clean up after the 1986 nuclear reactor accident are consistently denied life insurance and other benefits in Israel.

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“Facts are facts,” said Alexander Kalantirsky, 75, chairman of the union of Chernobyl liquidators in Israel. “Since 1989, about 4,000 ‘liquidators’ from the Chernobyl disaster have come to Israel. Today, 1,387...