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Chernobyl Disaster (1986)

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  • 'Chernobyl Diaries' mines nuclear disaster for horror thrills

     
    Audiences will get a history lesson of sorts from "Chernobyl Diaries," a movie due in theaters May 25 which follows a group of young American tourists in Europe on a jaunt to the abandoned Ukrainian site of the 1986 nuclear meltdown....
  • 'Chernobyl Diaries': Horror movie and travel book depict extreme tourism

     
    "Chernobyl Diaries," a horror movie following a group of tourists on an excursion to the abandoned Ukrainian site of the meltdown, hits theaters just as a pollution travelogue by journalist Andrew Blackwell, "Visit Sunny Chernobyl," is arriving in book...
  • Japan leaders, utility slammed for 'man-made' nuclear disaster

     
    An independent parliamentary commission accused the Japanese government and the nation's leading utility of "collusion" in avoiding vital nuclear safety improvements that would have prevented the reactor meltdowns last year at the tsunami-damaged...
  • Radioactive tritium leaked at Surry Power Station

    Radioactive tritium leaked at Surry Power Station
    Radioactive tritium used in everything from wristwatches to hydrogen bombs has leaked into groundwater at Virginia’s two commercial nuclear power plants during the past four years. While not known to have reached public water supplies, the leaks...
  • Japan Widens Investigation Into Nuclear-Contaminated Beef

    Japan Widens Investigation Into Nuclear-Contaminated Beef
    TOKYO -- Japan announced Tuesday that all beef detected with radiation higher than government safety standards will be destroyed as the probe into beef contaminated from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant expands. This week governments in three...
  • Lethal Radiation Levels Detected at Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant

    Lethal Radiation Levels Detected at Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant
    TOKYO, Japan -- The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has detected record radiation levels at the facility. Lethal levels of radiation were measured Monday at the bottom of a ventilation tower on the grounds between...
  • Physicist: Japan Reactor Is a "Chernobyl in the Making"

    A theoretical physicist today calls the Japan reactor explosion a "Chernobyl in the making." Speaking to ABC News, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku said, "This could be a Chernobyl in the making. We are now going into uncharted territory, we are...
  • A look at Japan's damaged nuclear plants

    A look at Japan's damaged nuclear plants
    The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
  • 2nd Explosion At Nuclear Power Plant In Japan. Could Radiation Reach Pacific Northwest?

    2nd Explosion At Nuclear Power Plant In Japan.  Could Radiation Reach Pacific Northwest?
    Earthquake, tsunami and not one but two explosions at the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power plant. The latest happened about 8pm PST, Sunday night. Company officials say seven people are missing and three people were injured.  The good news is, so...
  • Japan's Nuclear Disaster Escalates

    Japan's Nuclear Disaster Escalates
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday that radioactive levels had become high around an earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant after an explosion there, and there was a risk of radiation leaking into the atmosphere. Naoto Kan...
  • Commentary: Don't panic the people

    Commentary: Don't panic the people
    In the decorous chambers of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Wednesday a U.S. bureaucrat launched a tsunami of panic that has spread further worldwide than the real tsunami that devastated much of Japan on March 11. In testimony to Congress,...
  • Commentary: This is no Chernobyl

    Commentary: This is no Chernobyl
    There has been a lot of speculation about what impact the problems facing the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan will have on the future of the United States' nuclear industry. Some have compared the event to Chernobyl and declared the...