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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Crash of Cassini and the Nuclearization of Space

The Crash of Cassini and the Nuclearization of Space



http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/27/the-crash-of-cassini-and-the-nuclearization-of-space/

This Chinese Nuclear Plant's Success Is Critical to Westinghouse's Future - Bloomberg

This Chinese Nuclear Plant's Success Is Critical to Westinghouse's Future - Bloomberg

Tim Echols to Trump & Co.: Federal help may be needed for Plant Vogtle | Political Insider blog

Tim Echols to Trump & Co.: Federal help may be needed for Plant Vogtle | Political Insider blog

This Advance Brings Us a Lot Closer to a "Hydrogen Economy" - Scientific American

This Advance Brings Us a Lot Closer to a "Hydrogen Economy" - Scientific American

Diplomacy with North Korea: A Real Benchmark for President Trump’s 100 Days

Diplomacy with North Korea: A Real Benchmark for President Trump’s 100 Days

These Nuclear Breakthroughs Are Endangering the World

These Nuclear Breakthroughs Are Endangering the World

Experts: Japan “wants to just drop tanks” of Fukushima nuclear waste into ocean — Americans worried over plumes hitting West Coast — “Reactors are now leaking really high levels of radiation into sea… The world does need to help” — Official says Japan lying about catastrophe (VIDEO) « ENENews.com – Energy News

Experts: Japan “wants to just drop tanks” of Fukushima nuclear waste into ocean — Americans worried over plumes hitting West Coast — “Reactors are now leaking really high levels of radiation into sea… The world does need to help” — Official says Japan lying about catastrophe (VIDEO) « ENENews.com – Energy News

Uranium-Molybdenum Nuclear Fuel Does Well In U.S. Lab - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Uranium-Molybdenum Nuclear Fuel Does Well In U.S. Lab - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Apple to Purchase Power From Multiple Renewable Projects in Oregon - Power Engineering

Apple to Purchase Power From Multiple Renewable Projects in Oregon - Power Engineering

Toshiba To Create Four Subsidiaries - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Toshiba To Create Four Subsidiaries - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Chernobyl: Five Fast Facts | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Chernobyl: Five Fast Facts | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Power companies must bear heavier responsibility for nuclear plant safety - The Japan News

Power companies must bear heavier responsibility for nuclear plant safety - The Japan News

IAEA: Experts Make Recommendations to IAEA on Sustainable and Safe Operation of Research Reactors

Experts Make Recommendations to IAEA on Sustainable and Safe Operation of Research Reactors

Alatau Research Reactor
The Alatau research reactor, Kazakhstan. (Photo: P. Chakrov/Institute of Nuclear Physics)
The IAEA is playing an important role in supporting the sustainable and safe operation of research reactors, and should continue to assist countries embarking on new research reactor projects and facilitating access to facilities for countries that do not have research reactors themselves, a group of experts concluded at a recent Technical Working Group on Research Reactors meeting in Vienna.
Aging management and effective utilization are major challenges for operators of research reactors – nuclear reactors are used not to generate power, but to produce neutrons to support research, education and training. Research reactors are also used in the production of radioisotopes for medicine and industry.
The Technical Working Group, made up of 20 technical experts, regulators and senior managers from countries with operating research reactors, meets every year to provide advice and recommendations to the IAEA on how to help countries optimize the operation of the 250 research reactors operational in 55 countries around the world.
“Maintaining a high level of safety is essential to ensure effective utilization of research reactors to maximize their benefits to the society”, said Amgad Shokr, Head of the IAEA Research Reactor Safety Section. “Member States continue to improve the safety of their research reactors but challenges remain, particularly in relation to regulatory effectiveness and ageing of facilities. Rigorous application of the IAEA safety standards will help address these issues.”
Many research reactors have been operating for decades, thus managing their aging is an issue of paramount importance. “Around half of the operating research reactors are over 40 years old, therefore modernization of these facilities is an issue of central concern to ensure they can continue to perform in a safe and efficient manner,” said Sean O’Kelly, Associate Lab Director of Advanced Test Reactor Complex at the Idaho National Laboratory, and the Chairman of the Technical Working Group on Research Reactors.
Providing access to all
Many developing countries are increasingly interested in gaining access to research reactors for scientific and research purposes.
“The IAEA is committed to support those countries that don’t have research reactors to gain access to them or to build a domestic one,” said Andrea Borio di Tigliole, Head of the Research Reactor Section at the IAEA.
Some are considering the construction of a domestic research reactor while others are considering accessing research reactors abroad. “There are existing research reactors that can accommodate more users and these facilities can be made available to countries that don’t have one,” O’Kelly said.
The Agency has launched several initiatives to support capacity building of future experts from Member States without a research reactor. These include the International Centre based on Research Reactor (ICERR) scheme, with currently designated centres in France and in the Russian Federation, the Internet Reactor Laboratory (IRL) programme, and several hands-on training schools conducted at research reactors.
The members of working group come from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Morocco, the Russian Federation and the United States.
Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy (second left) addressing the participants of the Technical Working Group on Research Reactors meeting in Vienna. (Photo: A. Evrensel/IAEA)

France, UK join forces in nuclear skills

France, UK join forces in nuclear skills

Russia speeds up manufacture of icebreaker reactor

Russia speeds up manufacture of icebreaker reactor

Canada will make dozens of small modular nuclear reactors | NextBigFuture.com

Canada will make dozens of small modular nuclear reactors | NextBigFuture.com

Hearing for FPL Radioactive Waste Plan in Miami Set for May 2 | Miami New Times

Hearing for FPL Radioactive Waste Plan in Miami Set for May 2 | Miami New Times

The Breakthrough Institute - Commercial Spaceflight



Commercial Spaceflight



Case Study No. 1 in How to Make Nuclear Innovative



The Breakthrough Institute - Commercial Spaceflight

https://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/issues/nuclear/commercial-spaceflight

Ukraine marks 31st anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Ukraine marks 31st anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Nuclear News Roundup Apr 26, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Nuclear News Roundup Apr 26, 2017 | Nucleotidings

Nuclear Reactors 275 - Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Developes New Uranium Molybdenum Fuel For Test Reactors | Nucleotidings

Nuclear Reactors 275 - Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Developes New Uranium Molybdenum Fuel For Test Reactors | Nucleotidings

Game changing 3D printers for low cost metal parts | NextBigFuture.com

Game changing 3D printers for low cost metal parts | NextBigFuture.com

US Makers and 3D printers are massively inferior to China's manufacturing hubs | NextBigFuture.com

US Makers and 3D printers are massively inferior to China's manufacturing hubs | NextBigFuture.com

Court deals setback to South Africa's nuclear ambitions

Court deals setback to South Africa's nuclear ambitions

Roadblocks to Nuclear: Understanding the Electricity Market | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Roadblocks to Nuclear: Understanding the Electricity Market | ANS Nuclear Cafe

Old Nukes Could Be a Problem for New Clean Energy | RealClearEnergy

Old Nukes Could Be a Problem for New Clean Energy | RealClearEnergy

Natural Gas... Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? | RealClearEnergy

Natural Gas... Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? | RealClearEnergy

Utilities More Confident Than Ever About Renewable Energy Growth | RealClearEnergy

Utilities More Confident Than Ever About Renewable Energy Growth | RealClearEnergy

Energy Revolutions Hidden In Plain Sight: Shale Crushes Solar | RealClearEnergy

Energy Revolutions Hidden In Plain Sight: Shale Crushes Solar | RealClearEnergy

100 Days in, Few Clues about Trump’s Tech Agenda - MIT Technology Review

100 Days in, Few Clues about Trump’s Tech Agenda - MIT Technology Review

Nevada Officials in D.C. Restate Opposition to Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump

Nevada Officials in D.C. Restate Opposition to Yucca Mountain Nuclear Dump


http://www.ktvn.com/story/35257727/nevada-officials-in-dc-restate-opposition-to-yucca-mountain-nuclear-dump

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

#SubEnvironment Examines Legislation Related to the Nation’s Nuclear Waste Management | Energy and Commerce Committee

#SubEnvironment Examines Legislation Related to the Nation’s Nuclear Waste Management | Energy and Commerce Committee

U.S. commerce secretary eyes more trade moves: WSJ | Reuters

U.S. commerce secretary eyes more trade moves: WSJ | Reuters

Russia And Trump Must Be Partners To Assure Nuclear Security – Analysis – Eurasia Review

Russia And Trump Must Be Partners To Assure Nuclear Security – Analysis – Eurasia Review

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup April 26, 2017



Nuclear Roundup
April 26, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump's Iran nuclear deal review faces a dangerous path

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/25/trumps-iran-nuclear-deal-review-faces-a-dangerous-path.html

White House Intervened to Toughen Letter on Iran Nuclear Deal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-intervened-to-toughen-letter-on-iran-nuclear-deal-1493151632

Iran nuclear deal’s Joint Commission session starts in Vienna

http://en.trend.az/iran/politics/2746396.html

Pettifogging the Iran Nuclear Deal

https://www.cato.org/blog/pettifogging-iran-nuclear-deal

United States

Air Force to test intercontinental missile Wednesday: report

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/air-force/330581-air-force-to-test-nuclear-missile-wednesday-report

The U.S. Will Soon Embark on an Epic Nuclear Arms Modernization

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a26217/nuclear-arms-modernization-perry/

The next Nuclear Posture Review: Bring in State, Energy and allies

http://thebulletin.org/next-nuclear-posture-review-bring-state-energy-and-allies10715

Operation Gotham Shield: Emergency responders from across the region stage nuclear bomb drill

http://pix11.com/2017/04/25/operation-gotham-shield-emergency-responders-from-across-the-region-stage-nuclear-bomb-drill/

How America's Secret Nuke Police Hunted for Dirty Bombs in the 1970s

http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/how-americas-secret-nuke-police-hunted-for-dirty-bombs-1794628693

Nuclear waste facility receives its first shipment since 2014 accident

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/nuclear-waste-facility-receives-its-first-shipment-since-2014-accident/

International

Why hasn't North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/25/asia/north-korea-nuclear-test-timing/

Japan issues guide on how to survive nuclear-missile attack with 10 minutes' notice

http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-guide-on-how-to-survive-nuclear-attack-with-10-minutes-notice-2017-4

Darwin could become launch pad of nuclear war, North Korea warns

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/35164031/darwin-could-become-launch-pad-of-nuclear-war-north-korea-warns/#page1

North Korean Nukes and the Osirak Precedent

https://townhall.com/columnists/austinbay/2017/04/26/north-korean-nukes-and-the-osirak-precedent-n2318247

RUSSIAN SENATOR: U.K. WILL BE 'WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH' IF IT USES NUCLEAR WEAPONS

http://www.newsweek.com/russia-nuclear-attack-uk-wipe-nation-face-earth-589794

Russia And Trump Must Be Partners to Assure Nuclear Security – Analysis

http://www.eurasiareview.com/26042017-russia-and-trump-must-be-partners-to-assure-nuclear-security-analysis/

General Interest

What Should You Do in Case of Nuclear Attack? ‘Don’t Run. Get Inside’

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/don-t-run-get-inside-public-need-know-how-respond-n750466

Nukes + Nuttiness = Neanderthal Deterrence

http://www.global.nationalreview.com/article/447013/madmen-nukes-deter-western-actions-north-korea

Fmr SecDef Perry: Have we forgotten the Cold War? Nuclear threat more real than ever.

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/foreign-policy/330418-have-we-forgotten-the-cold-war-nuclear-threat-more-real

Better Nuclear Power Through Ping Pong

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a26081/nuclear-power-ping-pong/



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The Energy Collective Daily: UK Emissions Reduction: Halfway There

UK Emissions Reduction: Halfway There | The Energy Collective Daily

Link to The Energy Collective

Sohn: Concerns pile up at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant | Times Free Press

Sohn: Concerns pile up at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant | Times Free Press

Physics World Chernobyl’s hidden legacy



Chernobyl’s hidden legacy

Historian Kate Brown argues that scientists should re-examine Soviet-era evidence of health effects from low doses of radiation


Physics World
http://live.iop-pp01.agh.sleek.net/physicsworld/reader/#!edition/editions_Nuclear_2017/article/page-19330

Fairewinds on Chernobyl



Today marks the 31st commemoration of the disastrous nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, originally located in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). The atomic core exploded and then caught fire, burning for 9-days straight and spewing deadly amounts of radiation into the atmosphere over an area covering 58,000 square miles. For those of us living in the United States, that area is larger than the whole State of New York. Now, its radioactive legacy is left to the Ukraine to manage for thousands of years while the world waits for the intense radioactivity to decay away. The USSR official government toll claimed that only 30 people died in the immediate aftermath of the meltdown, but the disasters full impact on the health of the area’s residents is much worse than authorities are willing to admit.
Chernobyl_Child.jpgBELARUS. Novinki Asylum. A young helpless multiple sclerosis victim is carried by an attendant. Photo by Paul Fusco
As many as one million people are projected to die from cancer and other radiation induced illnesses according to Dr. Alexy Yablakov, originally the science advisor to former Russian President/Premier Boris Yeltsin. Dr. Yablakov analyzed existing scientific data to make these projections; see his book entitled Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, published by the New York Academy of Sciences. If you would like a copy, please contact us. We can put copies on special order.
Because most forms of cancer take years to develop after exposure to radiation and paired with uncooperative governments hindering scientific research, we may never know the full extent of Chernobyl’s carnage, but we do know that the damage is very high.

USSR physicians reported a spike in women who were pregnant having stillbirths, miscarriages, or giving birth to children with severe birth malformities. Children and adults in the surrounding areas developed a wide array of problems, including and not limited to: high rates of nervous system disorders, respiratory disease, anemia, and endocrine problems. Malformation of the heart muscle has occurred in many children living near the Chernobyl reactor due to their exposure to radioactive cesium from the meltdown. The heart muscle damage is so visible and so unique that it resulted in the new medical condition named Chernobyl Heart.

Noted Magnum photographer Paul Fusco has created a haunting photo gallery entitled, Chernobyl Legacy, where you can see firsthand the disturbing human cost of Chernobyl. The children of the countries of the Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus have been the most severely impacted of all the former USSR countries by the ongoing Chernobyl radioactivity legacy. As emerging independent countries following the collapse of the USSR, these countries do not have the financial resources for medical care for children and families injured and made ill by the massive amounts of radioactivity released in the Chernobyl debacle. The Ukraine doesn’t even have the funds to feed many children and families uncontaminated food.
Chernobyl_spread.jpg
It is important to remember that not just humans were affected by the intense radiation emanating from Chernobyl. Research done by noted University of South Carolina biologist Dr. Timothy Mousseau and others have made the link between Chernobyl’s radiation and increased tumors, cataracts, and decreased brain size in birds that live within the exclusion zone. All living things, plants and animals, humans included, living in or near the exclusion zone have been negatively impacted in one way or another by the continuously unfolding tragedy of the atomic reactor meltdown at Chernobyl. 
What human, animal, and biological impacts will we see during the coming years from the meltdown of the three Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power reactors in Japan? Will children in Japan develop Fukushima heart or some other unique radiation induced malady? Like the Soviets before them, government officials in Japan are trying to withhold the truth in their ongoing cover-up of the magnitude of the three meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi atomic power plant.

There have been five nuclear meltdowns during the last 35-years. Yet, with almost 400 reactors currently operating worldwide the atomic power industry only projected 1 meltdown every 2500 years. You can read about Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, And Fukushima Dai-ichi on Fairewinds Energy Educations’ website www.fairewinds.org.

NRC puts on Three Mile Island open house, draws a crowd of 1 | Press & Journal

NRC puts on Three Mile Island open house, draws a crowd of 1 | Press & Journal

The Day - NRC cites Millstone for 5 security findings - News from southeastern Connecticut

The Day - NRC cites Millstone for 5 security findings - News from southeastern Connecticut

Kudankulam nuclear power plant is one of the safest in the world: Alexey Pimenov of ROSATOM

 Kudankulam nuclear power plant is one of the safest in the world: Alexey Pimenov of ROSATOM 
Kudankulam nuclear power plant is one of the safest in the world: Alexey Pimenov of ROSATOM


http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/interviews/kudankulam-nuclear-power-plant-is-one-of-the-safest-in-the-world-alexey-pimenov-of-rosatom/articleshow/58368000.cms

Russia's TVEL Signs New $1 Bln Contracts With Chinese Nuclear Power Firms

Russia's TVEL Signs New $1 Bln Contracts With Chinese Nuclear Power Firms


https://sputniknews.com/business/201704261053023900-russia-china-nuclear-power/

Chernobyl Rembrance Day

Ukraine marks 31st anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
A woman carries a portrait of her lost husband near a monument honoring people who were killed in cleanup efforts after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, during a memorial ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, on April 26, 2017. In the early hours of ...

It was 31 years ago today: Chernobyl

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - ‎2 hours ago‎
Twenty years. There's something about that 20. Could McCartney have chosen a different anniversary and served his purposes just as well? Maybe, maybe not. What's certain is that he did not kick off rock's most lavishly praised album like this: It was ...

Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring tourists — 31 years after nuclear blast

Toronto Star - ‎4 hours ago‎
Pripyat was hastily evacuated one day after a reactor at the plant three kilometres away exploded on April 26, 1986. But its shell remains. An edition of the newspaper Sovetsky Patriot, dated three days before the nuclear explosion, is attached to a ...

Chernobyl and the strange world of dark tourism

euronews - ‎3 hours ago‎
The once obscure and unassuming area of Chernobyl in a remote northern corner of Ukraine has become synonymous with the worst case scenario in a nuclear accident. Until the 2011 Fukushima meltdown, Chernobyl was undoubtedly the worst nuclear ...

Does nuclear power have a future?

Deutsche Welle - ‎8 hours ago‎
On April 26, 1986 the Chernobly disaster released radiation across Ukraine, Russia and into Europe. It was turning point for the anti-nuclear movement. 31 years later, is nuclear power becoming a thing of the past? Flash Galerie 25 Jahre Tschernobyl 9 ...

What A Cherokee Legend Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Huffington Post Canada - ‎7 hours ago‎
Years ago, I remember listening to a radio documentary that reconstructed the dramatic final moments in the control room of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Kiev, Ukraine on April 26, 1986. That re-enactment came to mind recently as I read two news ...

Chernobyl disaster: The nuclear ghost town 31 years later

Yahoo News Canada (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
The town of Pripyat was once the perfect model of Soviet living. Built in the 1970s, it housed the families of the workers at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear plant. Today it is abandoned crumbling within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. 31 years ago on 26 ...

The Ghosts of Chernobyl

Sputnik International - ‎7 hours ago‎
April 26 marks the anniversary of the notorious Chernobyl Disaster. On this day, 31 year ago a catastrophic nuclear accident happened at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, turning the once lively city of Pripyat in the-then Ukrainian Soviet republic ...

The Chernobyl Meltdown - April 26, 1986

WDEL 1150AM - ‎3 hours ago‎
A playground is seen in the deserted town of Pripyat, 1.86 miles from the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. A massive shelter has finally been installed over the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, one of the most ambitious engineering ...

Chernobyl exposed vulnerability of humanity - Higgins

RTE.ie - ‎8 hours ago‎
President Michael D Higgins has said the Chernobyl disaster 31 years ago exposed the vulnerability of humanity and the environment. The plant in the north of former Soviet Ukraine exploded in 1986 after a safety test went wrong at 1.23am on 26 April.

Today is International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

Armenpress.am - ‎7 hours ago‎
YEREVAN, APRIL 26, ARMENPRESS. An explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 spread a radioactive cloud over large parts of the Soviet Union, now the territories of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Nearly 8.4 million people in ...

'A dark day in human history' - President Higgins is first head of state to back Cherbnobyl Remembrance Day

Irish Independent - ‎10 hours ago‎
President Michael D Higgins has become the first head of state to back International Chernobyl Remembrance Day as recalling "a dark day in human history." His comments came as Chernobyl Children International (CCI) founder Adi Roche and international ...

Belarus president describes Chernobyl shelter construction as major European event

Belarus News (BelTA) - ‎9 hours ago‎
CHERNOBYL, 26 April (BelTA) – The construction of a safe confinement over the destroyed fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was an important event for Europe. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement while talking to ...

Chernobyl disaster, 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences, says UN

UN News Centre - ‎30 minutes ago‎
A helicopter approaches the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to check the damage to the nuclear reactor. April 1986. UN Photo/IAEA. Print. 26 April 2017 – The United Nations today commemorated the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day ...

Anti-nuclear campaigners stage Menai Bridge protest on Chernobyl anniversary

Daily Post North Wales - ‎8 hours ago‎
Campaigners opposed to a new nuclear power station being built on Anglesey protested on one of two bridges linking it to the mainland. This morning, rush hour commuters encountered People Against Wylfa B (PAWB) who were marking the 31st anniversary ...

Why were authorities slow to admit the truth about Chernobyl?

Russia Beyond the Headlines - ‎10 hours ago‎
Nikolai Ryzhkov, chairman of the Soviet government who spearheaded the cleanup operation after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, talks to RBTH about how he and others flew over the gaping hole of the reactor in ordinary helicopters, how they pioneered ...

Lukashenko arrives in Chernobyl

Belarus News (BelTA) - ‎11 hours ago‎
CHERNOBYL, 26 April (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has arrived in Chernobyl, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine, where he will visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and nearby facilities, BelTA has learned. Alexander Lukashenko was welcomed ...

Chernobyl nuclear disaster 31 years ago

KVOA Tucson News - ‎7 hours ago‎
People in Ukraine remembering a dark day in the nation's history on Wednesday. It's been *31 years, since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Surviving workers were in Kiev gathered, to remember former co-workers who died after the explosion and fire.

Mark Chernobyl's 'remembrance day' at The Set, Kilkenny

Kilkenny People - ‎5 hours ago‎
Prominent figures from the Irish music industry, such as Jack L, Bell X 1's Paul Noonan, Gavin Glass and Maria Doyle Kennedy, are gathering for a special concert in Kilkenny to mark the 31st Anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster and raise ...

Chernobyl 31 years on: Opinion – Chernobyl changed many lives

Energy Voice - ‎10 hours ago‎
The memory of Chernobyl is still strongly retained and solemnly commemorated in Ukraine, where, again, I will spend another Chernobyl Anniversary, on 26th April. Ukrainian television channels carry a Chernobyl logo in one corner of the screen and ...

31st anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster: Here's what happened

Mid-Day - ‎11 hours ago‎
April 26, 2016 marks the the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Thirty one years ago, an accidental explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant caused devastation in what was then part of the Soviet Union. The incident. A botched test at ...

Chernobyl: Remembering the deadliest nuclear accident in history

TRT World - ‎13 hours ago‎
In the early hours of April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in former Soviet Ukraine triggered a meltdown, ultimately killing and displacing thousands. Photo by: Getty Images. The town of Pripyat and the surrounding area will ...

Adi Roche: 'I'm asking world leaders to help removing and storing Chernobyl's radioactive material'

thejournal.ie - ‎14 hours ago‎
31 YEARS AGO today, at exactly 01:23 on the morning of April 26 1986, a chain of events in Reactor No 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine led to an explosion spewing deadly radioactive contamination into the night sky. The blowing winds ...

Remembering Chernobyl, 31 years on

euronews - ‎15 hours ago‎
A ceremony has been held in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to remember the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 31 years on. A powerful explosion and fire sent a contaminated cloud into the sky in what was the worst event of its kind in the world ...

Ukraine marks 31 years since Chernobyl disaster

WWMT-TV - ‎6 hours ago‎
UKRAINE (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Wednesday, Ukraine is marking 31 years since the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. People are laying flowers and paying respects during a ceremony remembering the world's worst nuclear disaster. Now more than ...

Metsamor – the only nuclear plant based on Chernobyl technology: Azerbaijani MFA

APA - ‎12 hours ago‎
On the occasion of the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day, Azerbaijan, expressing solidarity with Belarus, Ukraine and Russia which were directly affected by this tragedy, calls on the international community to pay attention to the ...

Adi Roche says Kilkenny volunteers are “backbone of the organisation”

KCLR96FM.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
The founder of Chernobyl Children International says their hard-working team of volunteers in Kilkenny are the “backbone of the organisation”. Adi Roche was speaking as today marks the very first International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.

Chernobyl 31 years on: Are we equipped to deal with the fallout of another nuclear disaster?

Energy Voice - ‎14 hours ago‎
31 years ago today the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, close to the Belarus border, was hit by an explosion and fire. The 1986 incident is widely regarded as the biggest man made disaster in the world. The accident prompted sweeping health ...

Chernobyl 31 years on: Watch the United Nations videos on the disaster

Energy Voice - ‎14 hours ago‎
Energy Voice is marking the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster with a series of articles. Here the United Nations has provided three videos looking at different stages of the nuclear accident, which unfolded on April 26 in the Ukraine. The UN ...

Chernobyl 31 years on: Gallery of a ghost town

Energy Voice - ‎14 hours ago‎
Following a planned shutdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine an explosion and subsequent fire broke out. Super heated fuel rods entered the cooling water and sparked a reaction that ended up blowing the protection around reactor ... 

Chernobyl Pictures And Facts About Nuclear Disaster At Power Plant 31 Years Later

International Business Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
Thirty-one years ago Wednesday, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, commencing the worst nuclear disaster in history. More than three decades later, the 1986 meltdown is still considered the world's worst nuclear disaster. The area ...

Chernobyl disaster isn't over, it's a forever event

Irish Examiner - ‎19 hours ago‎
THE Chernobyl disaster of April 26, 1986, recedes into the past, dissolves over time, but its effects continue to live among and within the people of the stricken regions. On this 31st anniversary of Chernobyl and the 6th anniversary of Fukushima we ...

Today marks 31 years since Chernobyl nuclear disaster

WTVY, Dothan - ‎12 hours ago‎
Pripyat, Ukraine (CBS Newspath) - The Chernobyl nuclear disaster took place on April 26, 1986 and led to 31 immediate deaths. The disaster has had lasting ramifications on the area ever since due to the plumes of radioactive material that penetrated ...

Aid donors head for Chernobyl to mark 31st anniversary today

Irish Examiner - ‎19 hours ago‎
Chernobyl crusaders Adi Roche and Ali Hewson are taking several core donors who helped sustain their charity during the recession on a fact-finding mission to the nuclear disaster-affected region today. As the UN marks the first UN Chernobyl Disaster ...

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2017 observed

Jagran Josh - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Day commemorates the explosion at the Ukraine's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 which spread a radioactive cloud over large parts of the Soviet Union, now the territories of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Due to the explosion, ...

Chernobyl's Jewish History Before The Nuclear Accident

Forward - ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
My aunt recently reminded me that everything changed on April 26, 1986. I knew this, of course, but it wasn't often that my family talked about the accident or the evacuation. When I was growing up in Brooklyn, my grandfather Mikhail spoke proudly of ...

Someone Turned the Lights On in Pripyat, 31 Years After Chernobyl

ExtremeTech - ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
Pripyat is a radioactive ghost town just outside Chernobyl, the site of the infamous nuclear disaster in 1986. Deep within the Exclusion Zone, the city has been permanently evacuated. Because of the contamination, officially you can't live there ...

17 stunning photos that show what the radioactive area around Chernobyl looks like more than 30 years after the ...

Business Insider - ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
On April 26, 1986, a radioactive release 10 times bigger than the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power station inside the Soviet Union. It would go down in history as one of the worst disasters of its kind. The explosion ...

Thirty-one years on, Chernobyl takes a place among humanity's darkest passages

Bellona - ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
This year, April 26, the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, will mark the first year the United Nations observes the date as an International Day of Remembrance. The commemoration is bold, wedging the catastrophe's place among some of humanity ...

A photographer went to Chernobyl and started turning lights on. The results are haunting

The indy100 - ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
It was founded on 4 February 1970 as a part of the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was evacuated on Sunday 27 April 1986, the day after the Chernobyl disaster at Reactor No. 4, which caused large quantities of ...

31 years after Chernobyl: 6 worst nuclear explosions in the history of earth

India Today - ‎Apr 25, 2017‎
Read on to know about 6 worst nuclear disasters that could have wiped us from the face of this planet. Chernobyl. Chernobyl. RELATED STORIES. The First Battle of Panipat: 12 facts on the battle which marked the beginning of the Mughal era · Remember, ...

AP Photos: Chernobyl's ghost town draws daring visitors

LancasterOnline - ‎3 hours ago‎
This photo taken Wednesday, April 5, 2017, shows a gymnasium in a school in the deserted town of Pripyat, some 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant Ukraine. Once home to some 50,000 people whose lives were connected to ...

China is building a huge solar power farm inside Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone

pvbuzz media - ‎59 minutes ago‎
The plan is to spend $1 billion to build a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine using original power lines. facebook · twitter · google+ · linkedin · email · reddit. The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear ...

WATCH: Chernobyl survivour thanks Irish people for not forgetting

Newstalk 106-108 fm - ‎6 hours ago‎
On April 26th 1986, an explosion and fires at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine caused the largest uncontrolled radioactive release in the history of the civil nuclear industry. Large quantities of radioactive iodine and cesium were released into ...

Lukashenko, Poroshenko honor memory of Chernobyl clean-up workers

Belarus News (BelTA) - ‎11 hours ago‎
CHERNOBYL, 26 April (BelTA) - Presidents of Belarus and Ukraine Alexander Lukashenko and Petro Poroshenko paid tribute to the memory of the Chernobyl clean-up workers in the day of another anniversary of the nuclear disaster, BelTA has learned.

President of Belarus arrives in Chernobyl for anniversary of nuclear explosion

TVR - ‎9 hours ago‎
Alexander Lukashenko was personally met by Petr Poroshenko. Together the heads of the states honored the memory of the dead liquidators. They laid flower baskets to the Memory Wall of the memorial complex Heroes of Chernobyl. Now the Presidents are ...

Presidents of Belarus and Ukraine to visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

TVR - ‎12 hours ago‎
Today is the 31st anniversary of the most terrible catastrophe in the history of nuclear energy. Today, the head of state, Alexander Lukashenko, together with his Ukrainian counterpart Petr Poroshenko, will visit the nuclear power plant and the nearest sites.