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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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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

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Extending nuclear plants’ runtime not advisable, German govt concludes via Clean Energy Wire

Germany’s government has concluded that prolonging the runtime of its remaining nuclear power plants is not advisable even in the current energy crisis sparked by the Russian invasion on Ukraine. “Following a cost-benefit analysis, a longer runtime for the three … Continue reading

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A Ukrainian nuclear plant survived Russian attack. But it raises security concerns over reactors in war zones, analyst says. via The World

March 4, 2022 · 3:45 PM EST By Joshua Coe Atomic safety experts said a war fought amid nuclear reactors represents an unprecedented and highly dangerous situation. To get a better understanding of the risks at nuclear power plants in war … Continue reading

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Military action in radioactive Chernobyl could be dangerous for people and the environment via The Conversation

By Timothy A. Mousseau […] On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl’s reactor number four melted down as a result of human error, releasing vast quantities of radioactive particles and gases into the surrounding landscape – 400 times more radioactivity to the environment than the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Hotseat #558: SPECIAL: NUCLEAR UKRAINE IN A RUSSIAN WAR ZONE – Gundersen, Grossman, Kraft

LISTEN HERE: Audio Player00:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Podcast: Download Nuclear Ukraine in a Russian War Zone – There are more ways to trigger a nuclear catastrophe i  Ukraine than mainstream media is currently reporting.  For this Nuclear … Continue reading

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Russia Just Seized Chernobyl: Here’s Why It Matters via Mother Jones

“A nuclear reactor is a vulnerable source of energy because it relies on peace and stability.” Kate Brown [interview] By Isabella Dias […] Can you remind readers why was the Chernobyl nuclear accident is such a big deal and what … Continue reading

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Could Ukraine’s nuclear industry face another Chernobyl? via Al Jazeera

Thirty-five years after the disaster, the nuclear industry is Ukraine’s most reliable economic lifeline. But critics say it faces a perennial crisis caused by corruption, safety problems and politicised decision-making. By Mansur Mirovalev26 Apr 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine – The radioactive cloud that … Continue reading

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Armenian newspaper calls for use of nuclear weapon against Azerbaijan via Daily Sabah

An Armenian newspaper in the United States published an opinion piece that urged the use of universally banned weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) against Azerbaijan and its civilian population. The piece by Stepan Altounian called on the Armenian government to … Continue reading

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