Chernobyl

Fukushima Operator To Be Forced To Dump Radioactive Waste Into Ocean - Japanese Minister

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, which in 2011 experienced the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, has no choice but to discharge a massive amount of radioactive waste into the sea since it currently has no...

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Underwater Chernobyl?: How A U.s. And Russian Nuclear Submarine Crashed Into Each Other

Sebastien Roblin History, Europe Just a close call, but lessons learned. On February 11, 1992, the USS Baton Rouge, a nuclear-powered Los Angeles–class attack submarine, was lurking twenty meters deep in the shallow waters off of Kildin Island,...

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Russia’s New Chernobyl?

It’s been almost three weeks since a nuclear accident took place near the secret military city of Sarov, and Russia has only now begun to acknowledge it. Yesterday, the country’s weather service reported the elevated presence of four...
Related topics: Russia, Military

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Runaway Mitochondria Cause Telomere Damage In Cells

Targeted damage to mitochondria produces a 'Chernobyl effect' inside cells, pelting the nucleus with harmful reactive oxygen species and causing chromosomal damage.

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Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story Of Chernobyl

Following a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia that left seven dead, we look back at the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. It sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into Russia, Belarus and over a large portion of Europe, but the death toll from...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Kremlin Says Situation Like Chernobyl Hush-up Impossible In Modern Russia

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The situation that occurred in the Soviet Union when the Chernobyl disaster was hushed up is impossible in modern Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
Related topics: Kremlin, Russia, Moscow

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America's Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Set To Finally Close Its Doors

Few people know that sitting across from the reactor that suffered a partial meltdown on Three Mile Island in 1979 - is another unit that still remains one of the region's largest power sources. In fact, the second unit has provided power for 45...

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Video: What Exactly Happened At Chernobyl?

On April 26, 1986, the Soviet Union's Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded.
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A Scientific Explanation Of The Tragic Sequence Of Events That Caused The Chernobyl Disaster

With the sublime HBO series Chernobyl bringing the catastrophic nuclear disaster of 1986 back into the forefront, ACS Reactions crafted a wonderful animated scientific explanation of the sequence of events that took place on April 26, 1986 at...
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Secrecy Around Recent Russian Explosion Shows 'we Haven't Learned The Lessons Of Chernobyl,' Says...

The Russian government is preaching calm, but confusion still abounds even after the military called off an evacuation of Nyonoksa, the closest village to last Thursday's accidental explosion during the testing of a nuclear-powered missile in the...
Related topics: Military

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What Happened With The Nuclear Explosion In Russia Last Week?

As you probably know, it's hard to get a straight answer out of the Russian government about anything that smacks of failure. If you watched "Chernobyl" and wondered if it could happen again, well, of course it can! Via the New York Times: MOSCOW...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Russian Nuclear-powered Cruise Missile Blows Up, Creating “mini-chernobyl”

Enlarge / Russian President Vladimir Putin said on August 5, 2019 that Russia would be "forced" to develop new missiles if the US does the same, after Washington pulled out of a Cold War-era nuclear arms deal. Now one of those weapons has caused a...
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, Russia

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Anthony Scaramucci Says Gop Could Replace ‘chernobyl’ Trump On 2020 Ballot

Former White House communications director has a stark warning for his ex-employer.
Related topics: White House

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Sunday Assorted Links

1. MIE: Atomik Vodka from Chernobyl. 2. Review of Honeyland, recommended. 3. Claims about Singapore (The Economist). 4. Bram Cohen on crypto proofs of space and time, I don’t understand it but perhaps it is very interesting (pdf). 5....

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Warm And Glowing: Team Of Scientists Creates ‘atomik’ Chernobyl Vodka

From The Daily Caller Kyle Hooten Contributor August 09, 2019 10:05 AM ET A team of scientists have created a new vodka made with crops and water from inside Chernobyl’s infamous exclusion zone. Chernobyl is an abandoned Russian nuclear power...

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Chernobyl Vodka: Scientists Distill Spirit In Radioactive Exclusion Zone - Cnet

Yes, that's real Chernobyl vodka. No, you can't drink it (yet).

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Atomic Tomb: Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Sarcophagus At ‘very High’ Risk Of Collapse

The organisation in charge of maintaining the Chernobyl nuclear plant noted that the old concrete sarcophagus covering the reactor would have to be dismantled and reinforced at the same time in order to avoid releasing radioactive material.

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Playboy Model Poses For A Photo Near Soviet Radar Array In Chernobyl Disaster Zone

The photo featuring the model was apparently snapped near the Duga over-the-horizon radar, a former Soviet early warning facility which became one of the iconic landmarks of the Chernobyl area.
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No Abnormalities Detected At Japan's Fukushima Power Plant After 6.2 Earthquake - Reports

TOKYO (Sputnik) - Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which in 2011 experienced the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, confirmed to the Kyodo news agency on 4 August that the recent...
Related topics: Earthquakes

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Russia Is Planning To Dispatch A Floating Nuclear Power Plant To The Arctic. Environmental Groups...

One of the chief engineers of Russia's first floating nuclear power station is dismissing fears that the vessel could turn into "Chernobyl on ice," The Guardian reports. "We're talking about totally different systems," he Vladimir Irminku said. "Th
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