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Chernobyl disaster


Video shows how scientists used a robot dog to sniff out radiation levels in Chernobyl

October 29, 2020 11:28 am

The scientists' main aim was to test remotely controlled robots, including a robot dog, in the area. Information obtained by the robot will help update maps showing the spread of radiation in the areas.

Russian nuclear agency ups death toll in missile test explosion

August 10, 2019 7:27 pm

The Defense Ministry initially released a lower death toll for the accident on Thursday. Details remain sparse, and it is unclear whether or not radiation was released as a result of the explosion.

Chernobyl writer urges tourists to respect disaster site

June 14, 2019 10:30 am

The miniseries, Chernobyl, starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson, and directed by Johan Renck, follows the immediate aftermath of the incident, considered one of the worst nuclear disasters in the world.

Chernobyl review: A captivating, bleak portrait of the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history

June 07, 2019 12:51 pm

For while the demons in Chernobyl may be more routine — human incompetence, institutional rot, an oppressive, insecure government and so on, they are actually real unlike ghosts, vampires and such. And they make for far more ruthless and efficient killers.

Chernobyl first impression: A powerful, engrossing depiction of the biggest nuclear disaster in history

May 11, 2019 2:05 pm

HBO miniseries Chernobyl's is based on the nuclear disaster in Soviet Ukraine that shook the world in 1986.

Chernobyl disaster continues to contaminate milk in Ukraine

June 10, 2018 5:01 pm

Scientists found levels of radioactive caesium in milk above Ukraine's safe limit for adults of 100 Becquerel per litre at six of 14 settlements studied, and above the children's limit of 40 Becquerel per litre at eight sites.

Native Australian plants can help clean up chemical spills, restore natural balance: Study

November 27, 2017 7:27 pm

Native plants can be considered to clean up chemical spills and effect bio-remediation, i.e., retention of natural conditions, as per a study.

Chernobyl disaster might have begun from nuclear blast: Study

November 20, 2017 4:18 pm

The Chernobyl disaster was not triggered by a steam explosion, according to a new theory which suggests that several events may have contributed to the disaster.

Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl disaster

April 17, 2016 11:25 am

International donors are meeting on April 25 to discuss a funding plan for the installation of a more modern and safe sarcophagus that could last a century and keep generations from living in fear.

Help wanted in Fukushima: Low pay,high risks and gangsters

October 25, 2013 1:07 pm

Many workers are afraid to speak out as they have to keep paying loans to their employers.


Chernobyl encourages curious tourists to visit Lithuania

August 01, 2019 1:39 pm

Tourists who come to Lithuania to see the locations, first visit the KGB museum in downtown Vilnius where interrogation scenes were shot. They are taken to a Soviet-era district of gray condos built in the mid-1980s that look somewhat like Pripyat, a nuclear city that served the Chernobyl plant.

Remembering victims of Chernobyl disaster on 33rd anniversary

April 30, 2019 7:04 am

Ukraine marks the 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when the 4th unit of the plant exploded early hours April 26, 1986.