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They have also dubbed it a "Chernobyl on ice," a reference to the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant in what was then Soviet-controlled Ukraine. The worst nuclear accident in history prompted a mass evacuation and left large swathes of Ukraine and neighboring Belarus uninhabitable.
KIEV, Ukraine – Through years of political upheaval and economic turmoil, Ukraine's capital city, Kiev, has remained a vibrant, engaging place to visit. For travelers, its food and culture rival the best of Europe at a fraction of the price. Here's more on why this often overlooked destination should top your ...

In terms of direct deaths attributable to the accident, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster turned out to be anything but a highly destructive force. Whereas the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki claimed close to 200,000 immediate victims — more than 100,000 killed and the rest injured — the ...
Now 50, Shevchuk's world was ripped apart on April 26, 1986, when a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in then-Soviet Ukraine, spewing a cloud of radioactive material across several European countries. All the inhabitants of Pripyat, a town of nearly 50,000 built just two kilometres ...
Baba Gania (left) is 86 years old. She survived her husband who died a decade ago. For the past 25 years, Gania has taken care of her mentally disabled sister Sonya (right). "I am not afraid of radiation. I boil the mushrooms till all the radiation is gone!" she says proudly. Photographer Alina Rudya visited ...
... on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend · Share on LinkedIn. On April 26, 1986, a routine safety test at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine spiraled out of control. Follow the dramatic events that led to the world's worst civilian nuclear disaster.

Chernobyl, Ukraine: Camera? Check. Sunglasses? Check. And a Geiger counter? Check. For a growing number of thrill-seekers visiting Chernobyl's radiation-contaminated lands the device is used to help navigate the site of what remains the world's worst nuclear accident. The uninhabited exclusion zone ...
He's speaking of Chernobyl – the worst nuclear disaster in history. Thirty two years ago, on 26 April 1986, the crew of reactor number four switched off the safety systems in the early hours of the morning to test the turbine. The reactor overheated, surged out of control, and generated an explosion the ...
A FATHER who took aid to Belarus after the Chernobyl disaster was described as a 'working class hero' at his funeral today. Mike Worton MBE, who died aged 75, loved coaches and mourners honoured his request for his coffin to be carried by coach on his final journey to Worcester Crematorium.
At ground zero of Ukraine's Chernobyl tragedy, workers in orange vests are busy erecting hundreds of dark-coloured panels as the country gets ready to launch its first solar plant to revive the abandoned territory. The new one-megawatt power plant is located just a hundred metres from the new ...
The site of the world's worst nuclear disaster is being turned into a solar farm in a striking example of the search for energy self sufficiency. The Chernobyl nuclear power station, which exploded in 1986, will soon host a 1 MW solar panel array, according to developers. The new Chernobyl solar farm is ...
At ground zero of Ukraine's Chernobyl tragedy, workers in orange vests are busy erecting hundreds of dark-colored panels as the country gets ready to launch its first solar plant to revive the abandoned territory. The new one-megawatt power plant is located just a hundred meters from the new ...
Workers in orange vests are busy around anthracite panels: investors in Ukraine are building the first solar plant in the contaminated area of Chernobyl to revive this abandoned territory. The new one-megawatt power plant is located about 100 metres from the new “sarcophagus,” a giant sealed arch ...
Radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl disaster started arriving in the UK during a bank holiday weekend, plunging Whitehall into chaos, newly released official files show. The catastrophic explosion at the Soviet nuclear reactor on 26 April 1986, the world's worst nuclear accident, released radioactive ...
Eager to maintain its energy policy in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, Japan made sure concerns about nuclear technology were downplayed at the 12th Group of Seven summit it chaired in Tokyo days after the disaster, according to Japanese diplomatic records declassified Wednesday.
Foreign Ministry officials made a concerted effort to downplay the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 to promote nuclear power and avoid friction at a Group of Seven summit in Japan, ministry documents showed. The documents released on Dec. 20 also showed a sense of overconfidence in the safety of ...
Embraced by loud cheers and tears of delight, a group of children and young adults with special needs from the Chernobyl area of Belarus were welcomed by their host families at Dublin Airport on Tuesday. The 30 children and young adults, who have been affected by the fallout of the 1986 nuclear ...

Fighting in Eastern Ukraine picked up in 2017, endangering several industrial facilities that store or produce large volumes of highly toxic chemicals. This is reigniting fears of a massive environmental disaster on the scale of Chernobyl, a Ukrainian official said Tuesday. The Avdiivka coke plant in the ...
Fifty thousand people lived in Pripyat, Ukraine before the Soviet Union ordered a complete evacuation following what remains the world's worst nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in 1986. The town stands as a stark reminder of the danger inherent in nuclear power. VICE News visited ...
When an accident caused a reactor core meltdown at the Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania in the early-morning hours of March 28, 1979, the information reaching the public was fragmentary and contradictory. Even the leaders of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission were confused, and its ...
Workers at the Chernobyl Power Plant are now facing some of the highest radiation levels ever while they put the finishing touches on a new decontamination structure for the world's worst nuclear disaster. After the fallout in 1986, workers at the plant built a sarcophagus to contain the radiation in just three ...
While you're likely familiar with the Chernobyl incident, just in case you're one of today's lucky 10,000: in 1986, a faulty nuclear reactor in the city of Chernobyl, Ukraine suffered a catastrophic failure, pouring radiation into the surrounding city and forcing a mass evacuation, where Chernobyl has remained ...
The latest group of Chernobyl trespassers was busted on Saturday. A trio aged between 18 and 23 was caught by a patrol after crossing into the expulsion zone, the police reported, describing them as “extreme tourists.” In mid-November a 21-year-old man from Ukraine and a 20-year-old woman from ...
Pripyat, once a town of 40,000 people and now a short distance from the world's single most deadly object, stands inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. As I waited to get a coffee at the tiny shop alongside the Zone's checkpoint, I cringed slightly at the array of glow-in-the-dark knickknacks on sale.
When an accident caused a reactor core meltdown at the Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania in the early-morning hours of March 28, 1979, the information reaching the public was fragmentary and contradictory. Even the leaders of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission were confused, and its ...
The 1986 Chernobyl accident resulted in one of the highest unintentional releases of radioactivity in history. The graphite moderator of reactor 4 was exposed to air and ignited, shooting plumes of radioactive fallout across what is now Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, and Europe. While few people live near ...
Workers at the Chernobyl Power Plant are now facing some of the highest radiation levels ever while they put the finishing touches on a new decontamination structure for the world's worst nuclear disaster. After the fallout in 1986, workers at the plant built a sarcophagus to contain the radiation in just three ...
The latest group of Chernobyl trespassers was busted on Saturday. A trio aged between 18 and 23 was caught by a patrol after crossing into the expulsion zone, the police reported, describing them as “extreme tourists.” In mid-November a 21-year-old man from Ukraine and a 20-year-old woman from ...
Chernobyl is being developed into a solar power site. Two companies have a contract to start building a one-megawatt solar farm next month, and they're planning on adding 99 more megawatts in the future. The Ukrainian government is offering incentives for renewable energy companies to develop the ...
Ukrainian firm Rodina Energy Group and German clean energy group Enerparc Ag are leading development on a new solar farm that will be built in the abandoned site of Chernobyl. Construction on the 1 megawatt site will begin in December.
While there is no connection with the cloud of radioactive pollution coming from Russia that has been detected over Europe, as previously thought, radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear accident is now believed to be the cause of the contamination, according to French authorities. “Traces of radioactive ...
Ukrainian engineering firm Rodina Energy Group Ltd. and Hamburg-based clean energy company Enerparc AG will develop the first solar project in the Chernobyl area. The project will be 1 megawatt in size and will cost roughly 1 million euros ($1.2 million) to develop, according to Rodina CEO Evgeny ...
Installation of critical systems is progressing within the New Safe Confinement (NSC) covering the damaged unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The enormous arched structure was put in place one year ago and is expected to be commissioned in the first half of 2018.
One year after plans were announced to regenerate the Chernobyl disaster exclusion zone, a new project to fill the area with solar panels is expected to be commissioned next month. The $1.2 million solar farm is to be built over 1,000 square miles of radioactive land in Ukraine, which has been cordoned ...
A mere 100 meters (328 feet) from the damaged reactor at Chernobyl in Ukraine, a one-megawatt, $1.2 million solar panel installation will likely be commissioned next month, according to Bloomberg. Back in summer 2016, the Ukrainian government said it was eager to get solar projects on the 1,000 ...
Saturday 26 April 1986 was a day that shook the world. At 1.23 am, the number 4 reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant near Pripyat, Ukraine, leapt to more than 100 times its usual operating power. As a result, high pressure steam in the reactor vessel exploded and parts of the reactor shot through ...
Scientists might have been wrong about what caused the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a new study has claimed. Rather than being triggered by what is commonly believed to have been a steam explosion, a paper published in the journal Nuclear Technology suggests the first blast was in fact a nuclear one.
An analysis of xenon isotopes created four days after the Chernobyl explosion of 1986 in Kiev, Ukraine is challenging our understanding of what happened on that catastrophic day. It's long been accepted that the explosion, which killed 30 people, was a steam one—not nuclear. A group of scientists from ...
In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine became the site of the biggest nuclear accident in history when one of its four reactors exploded. At the time, investigation and analysis concluded that a steam explosion was the cause, and that's been the accepted explanation ever since. But now a ...
AN ESTEEMED scientist has revealed what life is like for the people who stayed in their homes in Chernobyl after the infamous nuclear ...
The Chernobyl disaster, which occurred on April 26, 1986, was the most catastrophic nuclear accident in history, claiming dozens of lives in its ...
Photo taken on April 19, 2016 shows a doll with a gas mask in a deserted school in Pripyat city near Chernobyl, Ukraine. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang).
Development company Rodina has started the construction on the first PV project to be developed within the Chernobyl exclusion zone, per ...
Project developer Rodina today announced that construction is underway on the first solar power plant to be built on land inside the Chernobyl ...
For 30 years, the only thing between the radioactive remains of Chernobyl's core and the rest of the world was a clumsily made concrete shelter ...
Goosebumps and tears are frequent during a visit to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, reactions that come as guides relate the grim history of the ...
A manufacturer from Torfaen is helping to dismantle the remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power station. A concrete and steel arch will cover ...
With the onset of winter and the increasing strain on Ukraine's energy system, the threat of a new nuclear disaster in Central Europe is ...
Anyone else seeing the connection between this and Chernobyl? Admittedly, badass mutant powers sounds like a much better outcome than ...
Chernobyl is within the former Soviet Union, which is where the events of Wonder Woman 2 are likely to take Diana. So, the theory goes, ...


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