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Russia has hidden the details of a handful of nuclear accidents since the 1950s — here’s what we know about them via Business Insider

Aria Bondix and Morgan McFall-Johnsen The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster was followed by three days of silence from the Soviet government. When officials did make a statement, they reported that the situation was “stabilized.”  Russia has tried to keep the details of other nuclear … Continue reading

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Russia’s response to nuclear disaster: lie, cover up — and put the world at risk via The Hill

BY STEPHEN BLANK, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR Russia is prone to nuclear catastrophes. But these disasters don’t place Russians alone at risk. Sooner or later, they could place the world in danger, as one very nearly did three decades ago. A 1960 weapons … Continue reading

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40 years after Three Mile Island accident, debate over safety of nuclear energy still goes back and forth via Penn Live

By Ivey DeJesus | idejesus@pennlive.comArnold “Arnie” Gundersen was a lead nuclear engineer in 1979 when the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island sent a tide of fear and panic across central Pennsylvania. Gundersen, a former licensed reactor operator, needed no coaxing … Continue reading

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