Ukraine reneged on a pledge last week to shut down the last working nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, saying that the reactor would continue to operate until Western nations cough up $1.2 billion needed to complete two new replacement reactors. Today, on the 13th anniversary of the devastating nuclear accident at Chernobyl, Ukraine is still haunted by the accident, unable to come up with the money that is due to 1.5 million people who have Chernobyl-related health problems. Demonstrators in Belarus and France marked the anniversary with protests.