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China, Russia, and the Bomb via Beyond Nuclear International

Alliance ruffled by dispute over nuclear weapons By Lawrence S. Wittner Even international alliances can unravel when nations confront the insanity of a nuclear holocaust. An illustration of this point occurred last September when Vladimir Putin once again threatened Ukraine and other … Continue reading

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Ukraine still fears another Chernobyl-size disaster at Europe’s largest nuclear plant via Reader Supported News (NPR)

Julian Hayda 13 december 22 Sophia Arkadiyivna remembers when the Soviet Union built the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1977, just 20 miles from the village where she served as mayor. After years of atomic energy powering big Russian cities … Continue reading

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Trespassing in the deadliest place on earth via The New European

By Charlie Connelly 30 JUNE 2022 12:00 AM They took all the kettles. That was weird. What was even weirder was thatthey left behind all the base plates needed to make the kettles work. One of the most alarming aspects … Continue reading

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Nuclear dependence via Beyond Nuclear International

Europe must cut off Russian nuclear supply routes From Ecodefense, Russia Europe needs a plan in place for cutting ties with Russia’s nuclear giant Rosatom, says 2021 Right Livelihood Award winner and co-chairman of Ecodefense Vladimir Slivyak. […] Seeking to close this … Continue reading

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Statement of Protest via Steering Committee, Organizing Committee of the World Conference against A and H

April 28, 2022 We strongly protest against the repeated statements by President Putin, Foreign Minister Lavrov and other Russian leaders threatening to use nuclear weapons.  The nuclear weapons are the “weapons of absolute evil” which, if used, would cause catastrophic … Continue reading

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Inside Chernobyl: We stole Russian fuel to prevent catastrophe via BBC

By Yogita Limaye The former nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in northern Ukraine was taken over by Russian forces on the first day of the invasion. It’s now back under Ukraine’s control. The BBC’s Yogita Limaye is among the first … Continue reading

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Russian troops took highly radioactive ‘souvenirs’ looted from Chernobyl, Ukraine says via Insider

Alia Shoaib Russian soldiers looted highly radioactive “souvenirs” from Chernobyl, a Ukrainian agency said. The items could cause radiation burns, radiation sickness, and irreversible processes in the body. Last week Ukraine said it had regained control of the power plant, … Continue reading

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This Is What It’s Like to Witness a Nuclear Explosion via New York Times

By Rod Buntzen In the early days of his war against Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin told the world that he had ordered his nation’s nuclear forces to a higher state of readiness. Ever since, pundits, generals and politicians have speculated about what … Continue reading

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Urgent Update from Chernobyl: Nuclear Facilities Lost Access to the Electricity Grid via DiaNuke.org

Olga Kosharna Due to combat actions, Emergency disconnection of high-voltage power transmission line 750kV “Kievskaya-ChNPP” occurred on 09.03.2022 at 11:22. ChNPP and all nuclear facilities inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – SNFSF-1, SNFSF-2 and the New Safe Confinement – remain … Continue reading

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Ukraine sees risk of radiation leak at Chernobyl, IAEA sees ‘no critical impact’ on safety via Reuters

[…] State-run nuclear company Energoatom said a high-voltage power line had been damaged during fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian forces who are occupying the defunct plant, and that it had been cut off from the national power grid. read more … Continue reading

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