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

A 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 ...

Opening: remembering Chernobyl - EU News

President 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 ...

Nuclear power faces uncertain future in Europe - Deutsche Welle

The 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 ...

The Battles of Chernobyl - The New Yorker

Workers 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 ...

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

Tuesday 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 ...

The world's worst nuclear disaster - BBC News

In 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 ...

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

Ukraine 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.

Return To Chernobyl - FRONTLINE

Thirty 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 ...

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

Ivan 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 ...

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

More 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 ...

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

Belarusopposition 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 ...

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

Pripyat, 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 ...

The International Effort to Contain Chernobyl - The Atlantic

Like ​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 ...

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

The 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, ...

Nuclear fears 30 years after Chernobyl - The Guardian

Thirty 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 ...

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

26 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 ...

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

The 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, ...

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

Today 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 ...

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

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

Photo 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 ...