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Great progress since Chernobyl—and the distance still to go - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Great progress since Chernobyl—and the distance still to goBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsA disaster is an event of unanticipated severity and scale that causes damage too great to allow quick recovery. It poses dangers that do not remain within a manageable range. Otherwise, a disaster would not be a disaster—only a crisis. The key to ...and more »

Opening: remembering Chernobyl - EU News;

Opening: remembering Chernobyl - EU News

EU NewsOpening: remembering ChernobylEU NewsPresident Schulz opened the session by recalling the victims and heroes of Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 30 years ago in what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Republic. The explosion and meltdown of reactor core 4 ejected a vast radioactive cloud that ...and more »

Nuclear power faces uncertain future in Europe - Deutsche Welle;

Nuclear power faces uncertain future in Europe - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleNuclear power faces uncertain future in EuropeDeutsche WelleThe Chernobyl disaster in 1986 was a turning point for nuclear power in Europe, with few new plants built since. While nuclear still plays a major role in the EU, aging facilities present financial and security risks. Nuclear plant Isar in Germany ...and more »

The Battles of Chernobyl - The New Yorker;

The Battles of Chernobyl - The New Yorker

The New YorkerThe Battles of ChernobylThe New YorkerWorkers tend flower beds near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant before the explosion. Credit Photograph by Paul Fusco / Magnum. At 1:23 in the morning on April 26, 1986, Unit 4 of the V. I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station exploded, tearing the top off the ...and more »

30 years on, Chernobyl wildlife still feeling effects of nuke plant catastrophe - The Register;

30 years on, Chernobyl wildlife still feeling effects of nuke plant catastrophe - The Register

The Register30 years on, Chernobyl wildlife still feeling effects of nuke plant catastropheThe RegisterTuesday is the 30th anniversary of the disastrous failure of reactor number four in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant – located in what is now the state of Ukraine – but the effects of the accident still linger. Chernobyl remains the biggest nuclear ...and more »

The world's worst nuclear disaster - BBC News;

The world's worst nuclear disaster - BBC News

BBC NewsThe world's worst nuclear disasterBBC NewsIn April 1986 one of the nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the USSR exploded. The accident released at least 100 times the radiation of the atom bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. In Moscow, the Soviet government was ...and more »

Global donors pledge more money for nuclear safety on Chernobyl anniversary - Deutsche Welle;

Global donors pledge more money for nuclear safety on Chernobyl anniversary - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleGlobal donors pledge more money for nuclear safety on Chernobyl anniversaryDeutsche WelleUkraine has commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Global donors have used the occasion to pledge additional funds to help keep the area safe for generations to come.and more »

Return To Chernobyl - FRONTLINE;

Return To Chernobyl - FRONTLINE

FRONTLINEReturn To ChernobylFRONTLINEThirty years ago, Pripyat, now in modern-day Ukraine, was a bustling city of 50,000 people. Founded in 1970, the Soviet-planned community was a home for workers at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power station and their families. That all changed on April ...and more »

Ukraine remembers Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion 30 years later - Los Angeles Times;

Ukraine remembers Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion 30 years later - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesUkraine remembers Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion 30 years laterLos Angeles TimesIvan Ivanovich and his wife knew something was wrong in April 1986 when officials began handing out free vodka, which was supposed to protect against radiation exposure. Soon after, the couple were evacuated from their village near the Chernobyl ...and more »

Three Decades On, Chernobyl's Specter Haunts Nuclear Power - MIT Technology Review;

Three Decades On, Chernobyl's Specter Haunts Nuclear Power - MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology ReviewThree Decades On, Chernobyl's Specter Haunts Nuclear PowerMIT Technology ReviewMore nuclear plants could combat climate change, but safety concerns plague the industry—fairly or not. by Richard Martin; April 26, 2016. 12. Thirty years ago today an explosion rocked the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, in Ukraine, leading to the ...and more »

UN chief calls for nuclear safety at 30th anniversary of Chernobyl - Xinhua;

UN chief calls for nuclear safety at 30th anniversary of Chernobyl - Xinhua

XinhuaUN chief calls for nuclear safety at 30th anniversary of ChernobylXinhuaBelarusopposition supporters take part in a rally in Minsk, on April 26, 2016, to commemorate the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy. (AFP/MAXIM MALINOVSKY). UNITED NATIONS, April 26 (Xinhua) -- UN ...and more »

Ukrainian Ambassador: Soviet Leadership Responsible for Chernobyl's Victims - Foreign Policy;

Ukrainian Ambassador: Soviet Leadership Responsible for Chernobyl's Victims - Foreign Policy

Foreign PolicyUkrainian Ambassador: Soviet Leadership Responsible for Chernobyl's VictimsForeign PolicyPripyat, a city in Soviet Ukraine, was an ideal place to live before April 26, 1986. The streets were freshly paved, apartment blocks were new, and workers' wages were high. Engineers flocked to the newly constructed city to work at the nearby ...and more »

The International Effort to Contain Chernobyl - The Atlantic;

The International Effort to Contain Chernobyl - The Atlantic

The AtlanticThe International Effort to Contain ChernobylThe AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Thirty years after an explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant spewed radiation across Europe and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, workers ...and more »

The Mixed Fate of Nuclear Power 30 Years After Chernobyl - TIME;

The Mixed Fate of Nuclear Power 30 Years After Chernobyl - TIME

TIMEThe Mixed Fate of Nuclear Power 30 Years After ChernobylTIMEThe worst nuclear accident in history struck the Soviet city of Chernobyl 30 years ago, shocking the world. The plant's meltdown and explosion, and the subsequent radiation released, would contribute to thousands of deaths in the following decades, ...and more »

Nuclear fears 30 years after Chernobyl - The Guardian;

Nuclear fears 30 years after Chernobyl - The Guardian

The GuardianNuclear fears 30 years after ChernobylThe GuardianThirty years on from the tragedy of Chernobyl (theguardian.com, 26 April), the potential of nuclear power to provide cheap, safe, decarbonised energy is not diminished. While we pause to reflect on this worst imaginable accident, we must not let ...and more »

Chernobyl: with disaster's effects still being felt after 30 years, UN renews commitment to a safer future - UN News Centre;

Chernobyl: with disaster's effects still being felt after 30 years, UN renews commitment to a safer future - UN News Centre

UN News CentreChernobyl: with disaster's effects still being felt after 30 years, UN renews commitment to a safer futureUN News Centre26 April 2016 – Marking 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident, senior United Nations officials today underlined the need to take stock of the lessons learned from the disaster and the many problems that still linger, while renewing their ...and more »

Three Decades After the Disaster, New Protective Shell for Chernobyl is Nearing Completion - Nature World News;

Three Decades After the Disaster, New Protective Shell for Chernobyl is Nearing Completion - Nature World News

Nature World NewsThree Decades After the Disaster, New Protective Shell for Chernobyl is Nearing CompletionNature World NewsThe New Safe Confinement, which will soon house the remains of nuclear reactor No. 4 and its sarcophagus, is almost finished. On April 26, 1986, an accident during an experiment caused the unit, which contained over 200 tons of uranium, to explode, ...and more »

Chernobyl 30 Years Later: A 360 Video Tour Inside the Ghost Town - ABC News;

Chernobyl 30 Years Later: A 360 Video Tour Inside the Ghost Town - ABC News

ABC NewsChernobyl 30 Years Later: A 360 Video Tour Inside the Ghost TownABC NewsToday marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine, the worst nuclear accident in history. In the early hours of April 26, 1986, Soviet engineers inadvertently set off a catastrophic explosion in reactor 4 of the plant while running ...and more »

Coal Pollution Likely Kills More People Annually Than Will Ever Die from Chernobyl Radiation - Reason (blog);

Coal Pollution Likely Kills More People Annually Than Will Ever Die from Chernobyl Radiation - Reason (blog)

Reason (blog)Coal Pollution Likely Kills More People Annually Than Will Ever Die from Chernobyl RadiationReason (blog)ChernobylReactor4 http://www.if.pw.edu.plThe meltdown and explosion of reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site in Ukraine 30 years ago was the worst nuclear accident in history. The reactor explosion and high radiation exposure ...and more »

Spotlight: Chernobyl, Fukushima nuclear tragedies leave global safety lessons - Xinhua;

Spotlight: Chernobyl, Fukushima nuclear tragedies leave global safety lessons - Xinhua

XinhuaSpotlight: Chernobyl, Fukushima nuclear tragedies leave global safety lessonsXinhuaPhoto taken on April 19, 2016 shows a tablet praying for the Fukushima neclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang). MOSCOW, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Three decades have passed since the tragedy occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power ...and more »