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The new protective shelter which will be mounted over the remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Photograph: ... On April 26th, 1986, 28 years ago, the world's worst nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in northern Ukraine.

The accident had big consequences for Norway, 2000 kilometres away. Kola nuclear power plant lies only approximately 200 kilometres from the Norwegian border.
In light of the nuclear accident, the Abe administration last year introduced tougher safety standards for nuclear power facilities. The new requirements are intended to strengthen measures to prevent serious accidents from natural and other disasters.
For example: Victims of fallout from atom bomb testing, workers routinely exposed at a nuclear weapons facility, people living near one, and those caught downwind of reactor meltdowns at nuclear power plants, as in the 1979 three mile island accident ...
The government-run Environment Agency (EA) released a document dated to January this year, saying that the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR) that operates near the Sellafield nuclear power plant, and processes civilian and military refuse, could ...

uranium prices have gotten clobbered during the past three years, in the wake of Japan's high-profile nuclear power plant accident and an uneven economic recovery. But if you think the nuclear power industry is down for the count, think again. New ...
In our opinion, the outpacing growth in imports is due to increase in purchases of hydrocarbons after the Japanese nuclear power plant closure caused by the accident in Fokusime. This trend may be weakening the Japanese USD/JPY. The next significant ...
students walk near a geiger counter, measuring a radiation level of 0.12 microsievert per hour, at Omika Elementary school, located about 21 km (13 miles) from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Minamisoma, Fukushima ...
In an article posted Monday on a website set up for the fast, Lin argued that the only way to ensure the safety of the fourth nuclear power plant is to stop building it, given the series of accidents and scandals that have befallen the facility. "The ...
As demonstrated in the Fukushima catastrophe, a large-scale accident at a nuclear power plant causes irreparable damage to people's lives and the environment.
"In the years following the major accidents at three mile island in 1979 and Chernobyl in 1986, nuclear power fell out of favor, and some countries applied the brakes to their nuclear programs," wrote Ernest Moniz, now Secretary of Energy, in a ...
Whatever may be the technology and fuel deployed in producing nuclear power, the risk (where risk is the probability of a nuclear accident plus the consequences of such an accident) associated is generally acknowledged to be so high as to dissuade ...
Paris (AP) - Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear ...
Paris -- Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy ...
Buongiorno touted the theoretical safety of the floating nuclear power plant, saying that even if an accident should occur, it would not prompt a mass evacuation like Fukushima.
These Offshore Small Modular Reactors (OSMR) would just generate 300 megawatts of electricity or less but would eliminate "the possibility of land contamination and public exposure from severe accidents, and reducing the risk from terrorist threats ...

Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told ...
Another time, the team used the ruse of a hunting accident. "Human nature says they will open that ballistic glass because you're bleeding.
"A nuclear-free homeland has always been part of the DPP charter and our position remains unchanged," Su said, adding that the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan has only added urgency to achieving this goal. The DPP's ...
Public opposition and demonstrations against nuclear power sites have been increasing in India in recent years. This has been especially true of the first Russian-built Kudankulam reactors.
"For the country and even globally, the cost and schedule performance will be very important for the future trajectory of nuclear power." Moniz says it is no accident that this generation of nuclear plants is being built in the Southeast where the ...
In the case of the Balkans, Serbian military jets overflew Slovenia's Krsko nuclear power plant in a threatening gesture early in the conflict, while radical Serbian nationalists called for attacks on the facility in order to release its radioactive ...
Before the accident, 14 percent of all the world's electricity was produced by 442 nuclear power reactors in 30 countries.
The Act allows for Japan's nuclear power plants to be restarted, provided they meet the stricter safety regulations set forth by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), a new government organization formed in the wake of Fukushima.
"All of a sudden the people realized that an accident like Chernobyl can happen anywhere and anytime," he says. The The Long Shadow of Chernobyl is an effort to make more people aware of the potential risk of nuclear energy.
Before the 2011 accident, in which a tidal wave caused three of the six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to go into meltdown, Japan only got 62 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels.
Chernobyl's massive radioactive cloud blanketed northern Europe in 1986, releasing the largest amount of radioactive gas and particles of any reactor accident into an area of resident civilian population. Most affected were Ukrainians, especially those ...
In a stunning reversal of previous government plan to mothball nuclear power plants, the government in Japan headed by the nationalist Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic party (LDP) officially abandoned the zero-nuclear goal of the previous ...
The former mayor of a village that had a pioneering role in Japan's nuclear development expressed his opposition Sunday to the nation continuing to look to nuclear power as an energy source. ... group has recently surveyed its members about their views ...
Tokyo (Kyodo) -- The former mayor of a village that had a pioneering role in Japan's nuclear development expressed his opposition Sunday to the nation continuing to look to nuclear power as an energy source. ... surveyed its members about their views ...
The former mayor of a village that had a pioneering role in the nation's nuclear development expressed his opposition Sunday to the country continuing to look to nuclear power as an energy source. ... The group has recently surveyed its members about ...
These have little to do with supply, but rather with demand that is badly affected by nuclear accidents like Chernobyl and Fukushima, and by the political decisions by governments to embark on new nuclear building programmes, or to abandon them ...
The central government is entirely entrusting Hakodate's municipal government with assuring a safe evacuation in the event of an accident at a neighboring nuclear power plant, according to the city's top official. "Without being provided information ...
Approved by the Liberal Democratic party, which was not in power in 2011 when the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred, nuclear power has been described in the 20-year-plan as an "important baseload power source" - meaning its steady output will be ...
Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world's nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes and to focus instead on how to contain them.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Today in Reactor Reax, experts warn that the world needs to prepare for the next nuclear accident. Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world's nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes ...
All of the nation's 48 reactors have been suspended amid public fears about nuclear power following the 2011 atomic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power Station. Kyushu electric power Co is likely to get safety clearance for its nuclear ...
Japan on Friday said nuclear power would remain an important source of energy as the government approved a new Basic Energy Plan, the first policy of its kind since the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
All of the nation's 48 reactors have been suspended amid public fears about nuclear power following the 2011 atomic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power Station. Kyushu electric power Co. is likely to get safety clearance for its nuclear ...
The growth in projects in some countries, notably China, Russia and India, does not offset the fact that many more nuclear power stations will reach retirement age over the next 15-20 years than will be constructed. The Fukushima accident in Japan has ...
No Change For Japan Future Power Plan, Nuclear Energy Remains Important Source. Japan on Friday said nuclear power would remain an important source of energy as the government approved a new Basic Energy Plan, the first policy of its kind since the ...
Hisayo Takada, Greenpeace Japan's climate and energy campaigner, called the new Basic Energy Plan a gift to the energy industry.
TWENTY-eight years after the catastrophic meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's reactor 4, one photographer is determined not to let the world forget about the nuclear disaster.
Japan's Kyushu electric power Co. may not be allowed to restart its two-unit Sendai nuclear plant by June 30 to meet summer peak demand for electricity, Shoji Shitanda, director for nuclear power safety at the Kagoshima prefectural government, said ...
Williams conceded that nuclear power has suffered from public concerns following the accidents at three mile island in the United States, Chernobyl in Russia and Fukushimi in Japan.
Even the science textbook from Dainippon Tosho Publishing Co., the only one that covers the accident, simply wrote: "The earthquake off the Pacific coast of the Tohoku region triggered an accident at a nuclear power plant." The textbook mentioned ...
Faced with harsh disruptions of their daily lives in the wake of the 2011 accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, residents of Fukushima Prefecture have often, and in large numbers, expressed their opposition to nuclear energy. Despite ...
But an accident at the three mile island nuclear plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1979 dampened the public's enthusiasm for nuclear power, and safety concerns mounted nationwide. Nevertheless, on March 26, 1980, the sister reactor, Arkansas ...
NRC currently requires two types of Emergency Planning Zones around each nuclear power plant: "Ingestion pathway zone," referring to the ingestion of food and liquid contaminated by radioactivity; and a "plume exposure pathway," referring to the ...


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