Tag Archives: Russia/Ukraine/Chernobyl

32 years after the Chernobyl disaster via USA Today

(captions with the photos) A tourist takes a photo in an abandoned kindergarten in the ghost village of Kopachi near the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant during a tour to the Chernobyl exclusion zone April 23, 2018. April 26, 2018 will … Continue reading

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World in Ukraine: Japanese scientists work to reclaim Chornobyl for solar and wildlife via Kyiv.post

[…] Now, almost 32 years after the disastrous explosion that in 1986 spewed radiation across Europe, the pond remains one of the most radioactive parts of the 10-kilometer exclusion zone around the shuttered plant. But while the dead zone looks … Continue reading

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Latest Zcash Ceremony Used Chernobyl Waste via Coindesk

Developers working on the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency zcash have employed nuclear waste from Chernobyl in the network’s latest secrecy-assuring ceremony. The devs, Ryan Pierce and Andrew Miller, held their latest “Powers of Tau” ceremony last weekend, and notably used the nuclear waste … Continue reading

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Ukraine to get loan from U.S. for nuclear waste storage facility via New China

KIEV, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) — Ukraine will get a loan of 250 million U.S. dollars from the U.S. institutions for a construction of a facility for nuclear waste near the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the Ukrainian government said on … Continue reading

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How did the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident impact thyroid cancer risk? via EurekAlert!

New Rochelle, NY, Dec. 21, 2017–New lessons are being learned about risk assessment and predicting the extent of thyroid cancer occurrence following radiation exposure due to a nuclear power plant accident such as the one in March 2011 in Fukushima … Continue reading

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Report of ‘extremely high’ radioactive pollution suggests nuclear cloud came from Russia via The Telegraph

Russia’s meteorological service has reported “extremely high pollution” of a radioactive isotope in the Urals near a facility that previously suffered the third worst nuclear catastrophe in history. The news bolsters international reports that a ruthenium-106 leak originating in the … Continue reading

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Radioactive traces detected across Europe ‘came from Russia’ via Independent

Concentrations of Ruthenium-106 not harmful to human health, says French agency A radioactive cloud of pollution that spread across Europe in September and October likely originated in Russia, or possibly Kazakhstan, French nuclear authorities believe.   The potential nuclear accident that launched the cloud … Continue reading

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Russia to build nuclear power plants in Nigeria via BBC

Russia has signed a deal to build two nuclear power plants in Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy seeks to end its energy crisis. Russian state-owned company Rosatom will build one in the south, the other in the centre, sources at … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan Opts for Nuclear Engagement, Not Deterrence via Huff Post

[…] . In 1991, Kazakhstan hosted one of the largest nuclear test sites of the Soviet empire, as well as the fourth largest nuclear arsenal in the world, larger than those of the UK, France, and China combined. Although wedged … Continue reading

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Belarusian R&D for rehabilitating territories around Fukushima nuclear power plant via Belarus News

GOMEL, 27 September (BelTA) – R&D products of Belarusian scientists are used to rehabilitate territories polluted by the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from Shuichi Okumoto, an employee of the EM Research Organization (EMRO), Japan. Shuichi … Continue reading

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