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Chernobyl’s nuclear fuel is ‘smoldering’ again and could explode via Live Science

By Brandon Specktor – Senior Writer  Nuclear reactions are smoldering again in an inaccessible basement of the wrecked Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, according to news reports. Researchers monitoring the plant — which infamously exploded in a deadly 1986 meltdown — have detected a … Continue reading

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Contaminated cylinders discovered in Richland from a South Carolina nuclear fuel plant via Tri-City Herald

Two contaminated cylinders were trucked across the country from the Westinghouse nuclear fuel factory in South Carolina after plant workers failed to properly examine the containers for signs of excessive radioactivity, according to a federal agency that oversees the site. … Continue reading

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Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima via NPR

It’s one of the greatest, and most disturbing, questions of the Fukushima disaster: What happened to the nuclear fuel inside the plant? Now physicists are trying to shed some light on the problem using particles from the edge of space. … Continue reading

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