Tag Archives: Chernobyl

Ukraine still fears another Chernobyl-size disaster at Europe’s largest nuclear plant via Reader Supported News (NPR)

Julian Hayda 13 december 22 Sophia Arkadiyivna remembers when the Soviet Union built the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1977, just 20 miles from the village where she served as mayor. After years of atomic energy powering big Russian cities … Continue reading

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Trespassing in the deadliest place on earth via The New European

By Charlie Connelly 30 JUNE 2022 12:00 AM They took all the kettles. That was weird. What was even weirder was thatthey left behind all the base plates needed to make the kettles work. One of the most alarming aspects … Continue reading

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‘Atoms and Ashes,’ a Frightening Tour of Six Nuclear Accidents via The New York Times

Serhii Plokhy writes about Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and other disasters, and about the common impulse among governments “to hide information and, later, to spin or distort it.” By Jennifer Szalai ATOMS AND ASHESA Global History of Nuclear DisastersBy Serhii PlokhyIllustrated. … Continue reading

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Inside Chernobyl: We stole Russian fuel to prevent catastrophe via BBC

By Yogita Limaye The former nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in northern Ukraine was taken over by Russian forces on the first day of the invasion. It’s now back under Ukraine’s control. The BBC’s Yogita Limaye is among the first … Continue reading

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Russian troops took highly radioactive ‘souvenirs’ looted from Chernobyl, Ukraine says via Insider

Alia Shoaib Russian soldiers looted highly radioactive “souvenirs” from Chernobyl, a Ukrainian agency said. The items could cause radiation burns, radiation sickness, and irreversible processes in the body. Last week Ukraine said it had regained control of the power plant, … Continue reading

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Nuking their own via Beyond Nuclear International

Russian soldiers may be suffering radiation sickness from “Red Forest” exposure By Julia Conley, Commons Dreams Editor’s note: There are also wildfires raging in the area that Ukrainian authorities said could not be put out due to the Russian takeover, … Continue reading

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One thing nuclear power plants weren’t built to survive: War via Washington Post

By Kate Brown and Susan Solomon […] Military strategists routinely target electrical grids and power plants to incapacitate the enemy. But Russia’s is the first invasion of a country that derives more than half its energy from nuclear power. It … Continue reading

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The Russian takeover of the defunct Chernobyl site challenges the ‘peaceful, safe and sustainable’ branding of nuclear energy via The Conversation

At least seven forest fires continue to burn around the Russian-held Chernobyl nuclear site in Ukraine, raising fears radionuclides could spread from the defunct facility. […] According to the statement, the fires now cover an area ten times larger than the emergency … Continue reading

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Forest fires erupt around Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine via The Guardian

Forest fires have erupted in the vicinity of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, with Ukraine claiming that Russian control of the abandoned power plant is hampering efforts to control the flames. At least seven fires have been spotted within Chernobyl’s exclusion zone via … Continue reading

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Ukraine sees risk of radiation leak at Chernobyl, IAEA sees ‘no critical impact’ on safety via Reuters

[…] State-run nuclear company Energoatom said a high-voltage power line had been damaged during fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian forces who are occupying the defunct plant, and that it had been cut off from the national power grid. read more … Continue reading

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