Chernobyl

07.09.2019

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

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 Chernobyl remains unknown. Chernobyl is considered the… »

01.07.2017

Forest fire rages in Chernobyl exclusion zone; spews radioactivity into the air again

Forest fire rages in Chernobyl exclusion zone; spews radioactivity into the air again

A forest fire has erupted in the Chernobyl exclusion zone forests during tree cutting works, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. While a helicopter and two planes were dispatched to the site, the fire is still ongoing. “At 12:35pm [local time] during technological tree cutting works in the… »

21.10.2016

Opposition to nuclear energy grows in Japan

Opposition to nuclear energy grows in Japan

Opinion polls show the Japanese people oppose nuclear plants going back into operation. It underlines the scale of the problem facing the government in convincing everyone that it’s safe. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo. Before October 16, Ryuichi Yoneyama had contested four regional elections and been soundly beaten each time. »

26.04.2016

Leave the Nuclear Era behind! Put a Stop to the Bombs, the Reactors and the Falsehoods!

Leave the Nuclear Era behind! Put a Stop to the Bombs, the Reactors and the Falsehoods!

Exactly 30 years ago, on 26 April 1986, reactor number 4 at Chernobyl exploded, and began to spread death over all the northern hemisphere, except over France where we were told that the radioactive plume was stopped at the border. After Chernobyl there was Fukushima, on 11 March 2011. This… »

26.04.2016

30 years since Chernobyl: effects suppressed and downplayed

30 years since Chernobyl: effects suppressed and downplayed

Marking the commemorations of  the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima, IPPNW Germany is calling on the German government to work towards a speedy closure and decommissioning of all nuclear reactors in Europe. One early morning thirty years ago, humankind was made painfully aware of the dangers of nuclear energy… »

08.03.2016

100,000 to 1 million cancers will result from the radiation leaking from Fukushima

100,000 to 1 million cancers will result from the radiation leaking from Fukushima

In this latest podcast from Fairewinds Energy Education, Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer gives a recap of what happened 5 years ago this week in Japan, the health effects that are the result, and the huge probability that Fukushima will not be the last such nuclear accident.  He concludes with a… »

30.06.2015

New wildfire sends smoke billowing over Chernobyl exclusion zone

New wildfire sends smoke billowing over Chernobyl exclusion zone

A wall of smoke was seen rising over the exclusion zone around the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Tuesday as Ukrainian emergency services scrambled helicopters to extinguish a wildfire. Some 130 hectares of grassland is ablaze, emergency service officials say. “In the zone of exclusion and mandatory relocation near… »

28.04.2015

Forest fires heading for Chernobyl nuclear plant – Ukraine Interior Ministry

Forest fires heading for Chernobyl nuclear plant – Ukraine Interior Ministry

The Ukrainian National Guard has been put on high alert due to worsening forest fires around the crippled Chernobyl nuclear power plant, according to Ukraine Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. “The forest fire situation around the Chernobyl power plant has worsened,” a statement on Avakov’s Facebook page says. “The forest fire… »

26.04.2015

Chernobyl, 29 years on: a race against time

Chernobyl, 29 years on: a race against time

Today, 26 April 2015, marks the 29th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in world history – the Chernobyl catastrophe. And unfortunately, preventing further major releases of radioactivity into the environment seems to be a race against time. As a new Greenpeace report detailing the efforts at the… »

22.04.2013

Nuclear disaster in Chernobyl (1986)

Nuclear disaster in Chernobyl (1986)

A systems test in a Soviet graphite reactor goes out of control. The ensuing explosion releases enormous quantities of radioactive material, much of which spreads across huge swathes of Europe. Not only the surrounding region in Ukraine is contaminated, wind currents blow radioactive particles further west, across much of Europe… »

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