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1986 nuclear accident

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Chernobyl disaster: 1986 nuclear accident
The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR. It is considered the worst nuclear disaster in history and is one of only two nuclear energy disasters rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.


February 18, 1990: The abandoned city of Pripyat

Steve Kroft reported from the area of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, where the only sign of life was music
CBS News - Published

‘Trump is in severe mental decline’: Concerns raised over president’s health

‘trump is in severe mental decline’: concerns raised over president’s health
Donald Trump is “in severe mental decline” and “won’t make it” to the next election, a former top aide has claimed. Anthony Scaramucci, who was White House communications director for just 11..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Chernobyl disaster

Wish You Were Here? Tourists Can Now Visit Chernobyl Control Room [Video]Wish You Were Here? Tourists Can Now Visit Chernobyl Control Room

In 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant' Reactor 4 exploded and melted down. It turned Chernobyl and the neighboring town into the epicenter of a 1,000-square-mile exclusion zone. Now, Gizmodo..

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The Chernobyl effect? Tourism booming in Whaley Bridge as visitors pile in to see town almost flooded off the map

Pubs, galleries, walks – and now a bona fide brush-with-disaster story have put Peak District community on must-see lists of day-trippers
Independent - Published

From WA's Big Bell to Chernobyl, a Melbourne man is documenting abandoned buildings

A new book pays tribute to the mass of deserted buildings that dot the Australian landscape.
The Age - Published

'Nobody is not afraid': Chernobyl pilot recalls his fear 33 years ago

More than three decades after he flew his helicopter above the radioactive volcano that was Chernobyl's nuclear reactor number four, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, Mykola Volkozub..
Reuters - Published

Scientists distill vodka from Chernobyl's radioactive zone

Shots, anyone?
CBS News - Published

How 'Hobbs & Shaw' shot those Chernobyl nuclear power plant scenes

"Hobbs & Shaw" offers the ultimate villains' lair beneath the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Here's how filmmakers shot the foreboding exteriors. - Published

New tours, painful reminders in Lithuania after hit Chernobyl show

The success of a U.S. television series on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster has made its filming locations in Lithuania an off-beat tourist attraction, but has also renewed the anger and..
Reuters - Published

Parts of the Marshall Islands are more radioactive than Chernobyl and Fukushima, study finds

parts of the marshall islands are more radioactive than chernobyl and fukushima, study finds
(CNN)Radiation levels across parts of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where the United States tested nuclear bombs during the Cold War, are higher than areas contaminated by the Chernobyl..
WorldNews - Published

Chernobyl is set to become an official tourist attraction, but is it safe?

"Chernobyl is a unique place on the planet where nature has been reborn after a huge man-made disaster," Ukraine's president said." - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Let's separate the urban myths from Chernobyl's scientific facts

A professor of molecular pathology, who has studied the effects of the Chernobyl nuclear accident for 27 years, confronts the "scaremongering".
The Age - Published

The forgotten dogs of Chernobyl

The offspring of abandoned pets in the nuclear exclusion zone are receiving veterinary help.
BBC News - Published

Putin, After Three Days, Says Fire-Hit Russian Submarine Was Nuclear-Powered

putin, after three days, says fire-hit russian submarine was nuclear-powered
Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting Russia’s defense minister..
WorldNews - Published

You've seen the TV series, now understand the Chernobyl catastrophe is far from over

The death toll may be contentious, but the world's worst nuclear accident will continue to poison humans for hundreds if not thousands of years.
The Age - Published

2 things we believe: Chernobyl was catastrophic, and we need nuclear power more than ever

The HBO series shows we’re not going to have another Chernobyl. By far the biggest threat to human safety in power production is from climate change. - Published

Chernobyl survivors assess fact and fiction in TV series

chernobyl survivors assess fact and fiction in tv series
A former engineer and diver give their verdicts on how the explosion at the power plant is handled.
BBC News - Published

Chernobyl: The charities who help disaster children

chernobyl: the charities who help disaster children
More than 33 years after the nuclear disaster, charities in England are still helping those hit.
BBC News - Published

Russia to make its own show about Chernobyl that implicates the US

russia to make its own show about chernobyl that implicates the us
The series being produced by NTV will claim that the CIA was involved in the nuclear disaster.
BBC News - Published

How accurate is HBO's "Chernobyl"?

A new mini-series brings to life the story of the 1986 nuclear disaster
CBS News - Published

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