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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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Forest Fires Are Setting Chernobyl’s Radiation Free via the Atlantic

[…] Yoschenko, a Ukrainian radioecologist, had planned the controlled burn to study how radioactive particulates would behave in a fire, and he knew about the risks represented by the nuclear contamination swirling overhead. He prudently scooted to the edge of … Continue reading

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Lightning strikes ignite 9,000-acre fire on Hanford nuclear reservation mountain via Tri-City Herald

RICHLAND, WA Weekend lightning storms sparked several wildfires over the weekend at Hanford, including one that spread over 9,000 acres. None of the fires came close to any buildings or nuclear facilities. The one large fire was at Gable Mountain … Continue reading

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Belarus Receives IAEA Equipment to Assess Radiological Threats Associated with Forest Fires via IAEA

When forest fires occur on sites with significantly elevated radiation levels, as in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone straddling Ukraine and Belarus last month, officials and the public want to know whether there is an elevated level of radiation risk. While there … Continue reading

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Chernobyl Still Burns via Greenpeace

The wildfires started on April 3rd, due to abnormally hot, dry and windy weather. They are now the biggest fires ever recorded in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. What is one of the largest wildlife areas in Europe will take years … Continue reading

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#461 – Chernobyl Fire, Chernobyl Anniversary, Covid19/Nuclear: Author Kate Brown, Timothy Mousseau via Nuclear Hotseat

Podcast: Download This Week’s Featured Interviews: Kate Brown is the author of Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future. She is an historian of environmental and nuclear history at MIT and the author of Plutopia, which won seven major awards. Her research … Continue reading

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Fires in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Are Still Getting Closer to The Reactor via Science Alert

[…] “There is no threat to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the storage facilities,” Volodymyr Demchuk, a senior official from Ukraine’s emergency service, said in a video statement late Monday. The fire broke out 10 days ago at the … Continue reading

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チェルノブイリで森林火災、高い放射線に阻まれ消火活動難航 via Yahoo!Japan ニュース

[…] ウクライナにあるチェルノブイリ原発周辺で今月3日に発生した火災は、周囲の森林地帯に延焼。11日も消防当局による懸命の消火活動が続いたが、現場では高い放射線量が計測され、作業は難航している。  当局によるとこれまでに数十エーカーを焼失。また激しく燃えている場所で通常の値を超える放射線量を計測したという。 […] 火災は今月3日、規制区域の西側で発生し付近の森林地帯に延焼。この一帯は依然として放射線レベルが基準値を超えている。  ヘリや航空機、そして多数の消防士を動員して、消火活動が続いている。 全文とビデオ

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Forest fire in the exclusion zone in Fukushima: Why monitoring the radiation dose is not enough for radioprotection (放射線から身を守るためには、空間線量率と汚染の両方を考慮にいれなければなりません) via Fukushima 311 Voices

[…] Meanwhile, surfing on the internet, we have noticed that many people were looking for radiation dose information, and relied on it for radioprotection. 5月6日、浪江町の山林火災の鎮圧のお知らせが出ましたが、5月7日、鎮火のお知らせはまだ出ていません。この間、ネット上での反応を見ると、放射線防護の目的のために多くの方々が空間線量率の情報を検索しておられるのが見受けられました。しかし、空間線量率だけを見ていては、特に今回の火災のような場合には、放射能防護には重要な不備があります。 Since we also received several questions and comments, we have decided to publish additional comments … Continue reading

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Wildfires in Namie via Nuclear-News

Wildfire is raging in the highly radio-contaminated area in Namie, Fukushima prefecture. Japanese authorities are minimizing the radiation risk. It is time to provide information from civil movement point of view. We are publishing here the translation of an article … Continue reading

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