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Radiation damage has affected Chernobyl's ecosystem

A new study has shown that radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster has slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant matter in the area.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Fukishima workers begin removing fuel rods

The latest video recordings have shown new leaks in the fuel rods in the Fukushima nuclear pool, but crews were able to begin removing the rods Monday.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster isn't over yet

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant sits in a 1,000-square-mile fenced-off no-mans land near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine. It's a graveyard of unmarked burial sites for machinery used in the cleanup and spent fuel from other nuclear power plants in Russia.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 7 comments

Scary removal of Fukishima fuel rods begins

Tokyo - Pressure to complete the unprecedented work is rising because of fears a new major earthquake could decimate Japan and threaten the U.S. West Coast .
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Fukushima hero dies of cancer

Fukushima - The former Fukushima supervisor of damage assessment of the tsunami-devastated nuclear reactor has died of cancer. His decision not to follow a corporate order prevented Chernobyl-like explosions of overheated Fukushima reactors.
In the Media by Jerry Nelson - 6 comments

Radioactive wild boars found in Italy

Turin - Samples taken from 27 wild boars captured in northern Italy during the hunting season revealed the animals to be radioactive. Traces of the radioactive isotope cesium-137 exceeded the legal limit by 10 times.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 6 comments

Horror film 'Chernobyl Diaries' upsets victim support group

As the horror film "Chernobyl Diaries" hits American and Canadian theatres this weekend, a victim support group has expressed its disapproval.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Green clouds spotted over Moscow spark apocalypse fears

Moscow - On the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, fear spread when green clouds were seen in the skies over Moscow. Experts say don't worry, it's only birch pollen.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Photographer returns from Chernobyl exclusion zone Special

Photographer Gerd Ludwig has returned from three weeks inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone documenting the nuclear disaster 25 years later.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

Japan raises nuclear crises to highest level, equals Chernobyl

Tokyo - Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission has raised the severity level of the crises at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest rating on the international scale. The event is now rated as a Level 7, which equals the disaster at Chernobyl.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 5 comments
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