Greenpeace Russia warned Monday that the fires, which have been burning for more than a week, could disperse atoms that emit radiation.
Radioactive boar are found in Sweden 31 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Urban Exploration (also called Urbex or simply UE) might be one of the most extreme hobbies that exist. If asked, urban explorers would tell you this is more than just a hobby, it is a way of living and thinking.
The Ukrainian town of Pripyat has been deserted for 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded. Now, the government says the region could be an ideal location for the world’s largest solar farm.
After a disaster, when stress may be ubiquitous and access to medications scant, routine cases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes can quickly evolve into life-threatening emergencies.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. More than an accident, it was the beginning of the meltdown of the Soviet Union and defrosting of the Cold War. Mikhail Gorbachev has written that Chernobyl "was an historic turning point" and "perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union five years later." The secretive, cover-up culture of the Soviet state, he recalls, kept timely information from getting to the top so a quick response could be formulated. "The Chernobyl disaster, more than anything else," says Gorbachev, "opened the possibility of much greater freedom of expression, to the point that the system as we knew it could no longer continue. It made absolutely clear how important it was to continue the policy of glasnost."(continued)
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Looking back on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, here are six structures constructed to mitigate the effects of man-made disasters.
A botched test at the nuclear plant triggered a meltdown that permanently poisoned thousands.
Today, it is mostly silence that surrounds the abandoned buildings that stand as testimony to the hasty departure.