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Archive for March 2014

New Safe Confinement (NSC) construction progress

New Safe Confinement (NSC) construction progress
Within the NSC Project at the construction site the following works are being performed: – Delivery to the site and completing the basic structures of Western part of the Arch; – Assembling of basic structures of Western part of the Arch; – Installation of runway beam suspension […]Read more

Work on Chernobyl cover continues despite funding concerns

Work on Chernobyl cover continues despite funding concerns
As preparations begin for first arch skid it is clear that Chernobyl new safe confinement project is running out of money. On 28 March the first skidding operation of the Chernobyl new safe confinement is scheduled to take place. Half of the giant, 110m-high arch that will […]Read more

Fukushima Radiation Decontamination Effort Suspended Indefinitely

Fukushima Radiation Decontamination Effort Suspended Indefinitely
Fukushima Daiichi ‘s radiation decontamination effort was suspended today at the crippled nuclear power plant. Malfunctions in the water purification process dumped untreated water into tanks containing thousands of tons of partially purified water, according to Japanese news media reports. The failure of the Advanced Liquid Processing […]Read more

Forests Around Chernobyl Aren’t Decaying Properly

Forests Around Chernobyl Aren’t Decaying Properly
Forests Around Chernobyl Aren’t Decaying Properly It wasn’t just people, animals and trees that were affected by radiation exposure at Chernobyl, but also the decomposers: insects, microbes, and fungi Nearly 30 years have passed since the Chernobyl plant exploded and caused an unprecedented nuclear disaster. The effects […]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: – Delivery to the site and completing the basic structures of Western part of the Arch; – Assembling of basic structures of Western part of the Arch; – Assembling of bearing and hoisting […]Read more

Ukraine to serve as deposit for western waste?

Ukraine to serve as deposit for western waste?
In light of the Ukrainian events numerous articles about the interests of the EU and the USA in Ukraine have emerged. One of these interests, according to some data, may be disposal of nuclear waste on the land that has survived the Chernobyl tragedy. Pravda.Ru tried to […]Read more

Radiation protection: Q&A with Agneta Rising

Radiation protection: Q&A with Agneta Rising
Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association, speaks with Will Dalrymple about the progress and the pitfalls of radiological protection, and the key issues that came out of Fukushima. “Everything in my career has been about protection, and making sure that protection is at a […]Read more

Chernobyl NPP Staff Took Part in Kyiv Volunteer Clean-up (“Subbotnik”)

Chernobyl NPP Staff Took Part in Kyiv Volunteer Clean-up (“Subbotnik”)
A large volunteer clean-up (“subbotnik”) was held in Kyiv on the 1st of March, Saturday. More than thousand workers of the capital’s community services along with volunteers, who arrived from various towns of Ukraine, stirred out to clean-up the city. Their activities were coordinated by staff of […]Read more
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