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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

Ventilation Stack-2 dismantling is started

Ventilation Stack-2 dismantling is started
October 31, 2013 the first block of Ventilation Stack (VS-2) of ChNPP 2 generation has been dismantled. Weight of the dismantled block is 33 tons. The block is located at specially prepared site where it will be fragmented to move it in Unit 3 Turbine Hall for […]Read more

On the 29th of October 2013 the activities on the ChNPP II Generation Ventilation Stack (VS-2) dismantling are planned to be commenced at the Chernobyl NPP

On the 29th of October 2013 the activities on the ChNPP II Generation Ventilation Stack (VS-2) dismantling are planned to be commenced at the Chernobyl NPP
The activities are performed by “Ukrtransbud” Corporation. Over a period passed from the contract awarding, the Contractor performed the design works, all necessary permissions from the regulatory bodies were obtained, the preparatory works were executed, and the crane of large load capacity was commissioned. The SSE ChNPP […]Read more

The third lifting of the Arch was successfully completed!

The third lifting of the Arch was successfully completed!
On the 11th of October 2013 the third lifting of the Arch was successfully completed. The third lifting differed a bit from two previous operations, as it included several stages. The first stage – jacking of the Arch for the height just a little more than 110 […]Read more

Scientists search for mutations at Chernobyl

Scientists search for mutations at Chernobyl
A new study launched today will see scientists studying fish living in lakes surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor to find out whether the radiation is causing genetic mutations in fish and aquatic invertebrates. The half-million pound project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is being […]Read more

What have we learned from Fukushima?

What have we learned from Fukushima?
Since moving to Japan in 2012, I have reported on the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster – speaking to experts, visiting the site and watching the clean-up. For the Editors, a programme which sets out to ask challenging questions, I consider what I have learned. Firstly, […]Read more
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