Tag Archives: Rosatom

The Discharge of Fukushima’s Radioactive Water could be a Precedent for Similar Actions via Dianuke

SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 By Pinar Demircan Underlying the disregard for objections from global civil society and transforming the ocean into a nuclear waste dump lies a bigger goal inspired by capitalist practices that arise from its crisis: to achieve another threshold by … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Rosatom’s woes before and beyond the war: implications of Russia’s embattled nuclear industry via DiaNuke.org

Editor’s note: In this article, Pinar Demircan examines the present Russian occupation of Ukraine as one that signifies the dead end of capitalism. The author argues that foreign dependency has made even the Russian nuclear industry giant Rosatom aggressive and vulnerable … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Belarusian nuclear reactor begins commercial production amid protests from the Baltics  via Bellona

Published on November 4, 2020 by Charles Digges Belarus’ first nuclear power plant began operating Tuesday, a project that has caused jitters in neighboring Lithuania, which immediately cut off electricity imports from the Belarusian plant. The Russian-built Ostrovets nuclear power station, 40 kilometers … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

広島・長崎の1500倍…ロシアが史上最大の核爆発の映像を公開 via Business Insider

何十年もの間、歴史上最も強力な核兵器は極秘事項だった。 現在、ロシアは、正式にはRDS-220、非公式にはツァーリ・ボンバ(Tsar Bomba)として知られる水素爆弾の爆発に至るまでの経緯を公開している。 ロシアは8月20日、同国の原子力産業75周年を記念して、アメリカとの核開発競争が激化していた1961年10月30日、北極海の孤島で行われたツァーリ・ボンバの実験のドキュメンタリー映像を機密解除した。 YouTubeにアップされた40分間の動画は、広島と長崎の原爆を合わせたものの約1500倍の威力を持つ爆発の様子を映し出している。ロシアは、この爆発の際の閃光が1000km以上離れた場所から見ることができたとしている。 […] ソビエト連邦のニキータ・フルシチョフ(Nikita Khrushchev)首相が個人的にこの兵器の開発を依頼したことから、ツァーリ・ボンバは彼の愛称で呼ばれた。フルシチョフは当初、アメリカが開発したものをはるかに上回る100メガトン級の兵器の製造を計画していたが、ロシアの科学者たちは、放射性降下物があまりにも破滅的であることを恐れ、ツァーリ・ボンバは当初の予定よりも威力が低いものになった。 ツァーリ・ボンバが爆発する前までは、アメリカが冷戦時代の軍拡競争をリードしていた。 全文は 広島・長崎の1500倍…ロシアが史上最大の核爆発の映像を公開 Original article in English: Russia released secret footage of history’s largest man-made explosion — a nuclear blast thousands of times stronger than Hiroshima via Business Insider 関連記事 New Video Shows Largest … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

New Video Shows Largest Hydrogen Bomb Ever Exploded via The New York Times

[…] Last week, the Russian nuclear energy agency, Rosatom, released a 30-minute, formerly secret documentary video about the world’s largest hydrogen bomb detonation. The explosive force of the device — nicknamed Tsar Bomba, or the Tsar’s bomb, and set off on Oct. 30, … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Standing up to Rosatom via Beyond Nuclear International

Anti-nuclear resistance in Russia: problems protests, reprisals The following is a report from the Russian Social Ecological Union (RSEU)/ Friends of the Earth Russia, slightly edited for length. You can read the report in full here. It is a vitally important document … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rosatom evacuates some employees from Bangladesh nuclear site via Nuclear Engineering

Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom has repatriated 178 employees from the Rooppur nuclear power plant construction site in Bangladesh. Rosatom had to obtain government permission to evacuate its employees. Russia temporarily suspended all international flights on 3 April in an … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

32 years after Chernobyl, next up, a Chernobyl on ice? via Greenpeace

[…] This generation may no longer remember that for a few months spinach and other green vegetables had to be destroyed in countries like the Netherlands and Germany, that cows all over Europe needed to be kept in stables and … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Russia ready to help Japan clean up Fukushima disaster via RT

Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to take defective fuel from the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), said Rosatom department’s director Andrei Ivanov on Friday. […] That followed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that Russia and Japan will start … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

‘Kudankulam plant can withstand Fukushima-like disaster’ via The Economic Times

MOSCOW: All nuclear power plants being developed by Russia, including the one at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, meet all post-Fukushima safety standards and would be able to withstand external influence like an earthquake or a tsunami, an official of Russia’s … Continue reading

Posted in *English | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments