Tag Archives: Russia/Ukraine/Chernobyl

Embrace of nuclear power ignores its downside: Dangers and disruptive shutdowns via Boston Globe

[…] I doubt the 80,000 displaced residents of Fukushima Prefecture or the former inhabitants of Chernobyl’s thousand-square-mile Exclusion Zone would sit easily with the Globe’s notion that nuclear plants are a source of “clean power.” Nor would New Englanders who … Continue reading

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Midnight in Chernobyl: Electrifying account of 1986 nuclear disaster examining the build-up and fallout via Independent

History: Midnight in Chernobyl Adam Higginbotham Bantam Press, 560 pages, hardback, €24 Eamon Delaney I remember it well. I was sitting on a rush-hour bus in Dublin when a fellow student held up the front of the Evening Herald. “What … Continue reading

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Enter Chernobyl Again in Survival Horror Game ‘Chernobylite’ via Bloody Disgusting

Mike Wilson Ever wanted a modern exploration of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, but S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is no longer doing it for you? Developers The Farm 51 (the makers of Get Even) look to have the answer, as their new survival horror … Continue reading

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How to Make an ‘Atomic Lake’ (Nuclear Bomb Required) via RealClear

By Lee Ferran On this day 54 years ago, the Soviet Union took drastic measures to make artificial body of water. […] It’s a video, which surfaced a few years ago, of the “Chagan” blast in Kazakhstan near a nuclear … Continue reading

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Three decades after nuclear disaster, Chernobyl goes solar via Reuters

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine unveiled a solar plant in Chernobyl on Friday, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago. Built in a contaminated area, … Continue reading

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Russia’s Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off, Imagery Suggests via NPR

It’s a terrifying weapon: a nuclear-powered cruise missile that can fly anywhere on the planet, possibly spewing radioactivity as it goes. In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his nation had successfully tested just such a machine. But new … Continue reading

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Locals baffled as elk rescued from RADIOACTIVE Chernobyl water after three days via Daily Star

AN elk is expected to survive after it was saved from a radioactive water tank at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant during a tense mission. The animal, which is part of the deer family, spent three days swimming around trying … Continue reading

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From nuclear disaster to Chernobyl’s booming tourism via Al-jazeera

Some 50,000 people visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, one of the most radioactive places on Earth, in 2017. […] Known as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the towns and villages within a 30-kilometre radius around the destroyed reactor were evacuated of … Continue reading

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«There is no reason for any state to have a nuclear-powered missile» via The Barents Observer

Russia’s missing reactor-powered cruise missile in the Barents Sea obviously causes concerns, says Norway’s Environment Minister, Ola Elvestuen.   […]   Norway and Russia share the stocks of cod in the Barents Sea, a multi-billion business and important for tens … Continue reading

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Russia is preparing to search for a nuclear-powered missile that was lost at sea months ago after a failed test via CNBC

Moscow is preparing to recover a nuclear-powered missile lost at sea, according to sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. Russian President Vladimir Putin bragged earlier this year that the new missile had unlimited range. The missile was … Continue reading

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