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Fire at Shuttered Dutch Nuclear Plant; No Radiation Risk via The New York Times

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A fire broke out Thursday at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in the central Netherlands. An emergency services spokesman said the blaze was quickly brought under control and there was no danger of radioactive radiation. “There … Continue reading

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Chernobyl Wildfires Reignite, Stirring Up Radiation via The New York Times

Wildfires are common in the so-called Zone of Alienation around the abandoned Chernobyl plant. A larger-than-typical fire is stirring up radiation, though levels remain normal in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. By Maria Varenikova VINNYTSIA, Ukraine — Firefighters have struggled to control … Continue reading

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The Kardashians Are Furious After Learning the Alleged Cause of the California Woolsey Fire via Cosmopolitan

[…] Last night, Kim Kardashian tweeted that she was “shocked & furious to learn smoke from the #WoolseyFire started at former nuclear testing site, Santa Susana Field Lab, & is potentially radioactive.” […] However, activists—and Kim and Kourtney Kardashian—want the … Continue reading

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‘Unusual event’: Oconee nuclear reactor shut down after transformer explosion & fire via RT

One of the reactors at the Oconee Nuclear Station has been shut down after a series of explosions and a fire damaged a transformed on site. The operator declared the incident “unusual” but emphasized there was no threat of radiation … Continue reading

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Exploding radioactive waste warning: Keep it above ground via Huntington News

Early on Sunday Oct. 25, an underground fire caused an explosion in a low-level nuclear waste site in the desert 10 miles from Beatty, Nevada, and 115 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The explosion and fire followed flash flooding that … Continue reading

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Reports suggest radiation at Bridgeton landfill has moved offsite via Saint Louis Public Radio

Updated 5:20 p.m., Sept. 3 with additional comments – Radiation from the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton has spread to neighboring properties. That’s according to reports released on Thursday by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. The reports also suggest the … Continue reading

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Chernobyl exclusion zone on fire again via RT

As many as 32 hectares of new wildfires have been registered in the exclusion zone close to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, report Ukraine’s emergency services report. Firefighters are battling new fires that have flared up in the Kiev region. … Continue reading

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Large Fire Erupts at Paluel Nuclear Power Plant in France via Sputnik

According to reports, a large fire occurred at the Paluel nuclear power plant in Normandy, France. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A large fire occurred at the Paluel nuclear power plant in Normandy, France, Le Figaro reported Friday citing the plant management. According to the … Continue reading

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Forest Fire Blazes in Chernobyl off-Limits Zone via ABC News

[…] It was unclear if the blaze has hit parts of the zone heavily contaminated by radiation from the 1986 reactor explosion and fire, although authorities said the flames swept through about 130 hectares (half a square mile). Russian news … Continue reading

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US nuclear plant explosion: transformer failure caused fire but no injuries via The Guardian

Indian Point nuclear facility 40 miles from New York city shuts down after a transformer failure, but owner says public and employees not in danger A transformer failed at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in suburban New York, causing … Continue reading

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