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Nuclear reactions are smoldering again at Chernobyl

Posted by seumasach on May 13, 2021

There are the fake panics and the real ones, the latter being generally of no interest

Richard Stone


5th May

Thirty-five years after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine exploded in the world’s worst nuclear accident, fission reactions are smoldering again in uranium fuel masses buried deep inside a mangled reactor hall. “It’s like the embers in a barbecue pit,” says Neil Hyatt, a nuclear materials chemist at the University of Sheffield. Now, Ukrainian scientists are scrambling to determine whether the reactions will wink out on their own—or require extraordinary interventions to avert another accident.

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Eternity and the Truth of Nuclear Energy

Posted by seumasach on March 17, 2013

Alison Katz

Mieux Prevenir

Source: Independent WHO, published in the Tribune de Genève, 16-17 March 2013 (translated from French)

17th March, 2013

In nuclear energy and its catastrophes, two themes constantly return: eternity and truth.

I went to see the exhibition of photographs of Chernobyl by Pierpaolo Mittica at the Saint-Gervais Theatre [Geneva]. “It is estimated,” he writes, “that the most contaminated areas, which cover 260,000 square kilometers (nearly the size of Italy) will return to normal radioactivity levels in 100,000 years.”

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Scientific and citizen forum on radio protection

Posted by seumasach on May 24, 2012


Independent WHO

14th May, 2012

The “Scientific and Citizen Forum on Radioprotection: from Chernobyl to Fukushima”, organised by the collective ‘IndependentWHO – for the independence of the World Health Organisation(WHO)’, took place in Geneva on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May.

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Chernobyl 25 Years Later

Posted by seumasach on April 29, 2011

Concealing the Consequences

Ralph Nader


27th April, 2011

The disaster at Chernobyl’s reactor on April 26, 1986 continues to expose humans, flora and fauna to radioactive lethality especially in, but not restricted to, Ukraine and Belarus. Western countries continue to reflect an under-estimation of casualties by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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