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Ventilation Stack-2 dismantling was completed

Ventilation Stack-2 dismantling was completed
Works on dismantling of the ChNPP II Generation Ventilation Stack (VS-2) were completed. 7 blocks with total weight of 330 tons were dismantled according to the Work Execution Plan. Works on fragmentation of the dismantled blocks are underway within the specially prepared areas. The dismantled fragments are […]Read more

Birds live with cataracts in Chernobyl

Birds live with cataracts in Chernobyl
CATARACTS are relatively common in people who live to a ripe old age. They are sometimes seen in animals that live in zoos as well, but in the wild they are almost unheard of. The reason is simple. Losing eyesight is in effect a death sentence for […]Read more

New Safe Confinement: current status

New Safe Confinement: current status
Within the NSC Project at the construction site the following works are being performed: – Installation of stringers for the external sheeting; – Delivery and supply as a complete set Western Arch main structures; – assembling of panels of the Arch West part’s main structures; – Installation […]Read more

Organic Italian jam found to contain radiation from decades-old Chernobyl accident – what is Fukushima doing to our food supply?

Organic Italian jam found to contain radiation from decades-old Chernobyl accident - what is Fukushima doing to our food supply?
More than 5,000 jars of organic wild blueberry jam made in Italy have been intercepted and recalled by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in Japan after multiple batches of the fruit spread tested positive for unacceptable levels of radioactive cesium-137. According to the Japanese news source Shukan Asahi, […]Read more

Ventilation Stack dismantling is in progress

Ventilation Stack dismantling is in progress
Fragmentation of the previously dismantled blocks is underway within the specially prepared areas. The monitored radiation parameters do not exceed the design-based reference levels. On the 12th of November 2013 the fifth block (B-5) of the ChNPP II Generation Ventilation Stack (VS-2) weighting 48 tons was dismantled. […]Read more

Ventilation Stack dismantling is in progress

Ventilation Stack dismantling is in progress
On the 9th of November 2013 the fourth block (B-4) of the ChNPP II Generation Ventilation Stack (VS-2), consisted of a pipe and a supporting structure with total weight of 45 tons, was dismantled. Fragmentation of the previously dismantled blocks is underway within the specially prepared areas. […]Read more
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