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Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to Officially Shutdown

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to Officially Shutdown
The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine issued a permit for the completion of the Chernobyl NPP decommissioning and dismantling activities of the first three units. The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine issued a separate permit for the completion of the Chernobyl NPP decommissioning […]Read more

Holiday in the death zone

Holiday in the death zone
April 26, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy – and the site sees more visitors today than ever Several private tour operators lead excursions into the Exclusion Zone, a nearly 50-kilometre contamination radius However, in order to enter, tourists must obtain a pass and […]Read more

New Safe Confinement construction progress

New Safe Confinement construction progress
Within the NSC Project at the construction site the following works are being performed: – Supplies to the site and completing main metal structures of the Arch; – Assembly of West End wall panel; – Installation of supporting tower 11 for Western end wall; – Completing and […]Read more

Chernobyl is a tourist zone now

Chernobyl is a tourist zone now
(CNN)Nearly 30 years after the nuclear disaster there, the name Chernobyl still inspires dread. When an explosion tore through Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl power plant on April 26, 1986, it was the worst nuclear accident the world had ever seen. Clouds of highly radioactive particles were […]Read more

Chernobyl: Containing the world’s worst nuclear accident

Chernobyl: Containing the world's worst nuclear accident
Rising above the scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident is the spectacular sight of the largest moveable structure ever created on land. The complex of nuclear power plants at Chernobyl has dominated this corner of northwest Ukraine for decades but the new construction towers over it […]Read more

New Safe Confinement construction progress

New Safe Confinement construction progress
Within the NSC Project at the construction site the following works are being performed: – Supplies to the site and completing main metal structures of the Arch; – Total assembly of metal structures of the Arch (including tilting panel TP-6); – Assembly of main metal structures of […]Read more

Nuclear Tourism

Nuclear Tourism
They say that five sieverts of radiation is enough to kill you, so I was curious to see the reading on my Russian-made dosimeter as our tour van passed into the exclusion zone—the vast, quarantined wilderness that surrounds Chernobyl. Thick stands of pines and birches crowded the […]Read more

Chernobyl biosphere reserve to be created in Ukraine

Chernobyl biosphere reserve to be created in Ukraine
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource of Ukraine plans in short terms to finalize work on creating Chernobyl biosphere reserve on the basis of the alienation zone. Minister of Environment and Natural Resource Andrii Mokhnyk announced during a briefing at the House of the Government on […]Read more

The first stage of 2nd lifting of NSC Arch’s Western part was performed

The first stage of 2nd lifting of NSC Arch’s Western part was performed
On August 02-03, 2014, the first stage of 2nd lifting of NSC Arch’s Western part was performed. The second lifting consists of two stages. The first one is the lifting of three Arch’s segments, crane-runway beams for the main cranes system, and metal structures of west end […]Read more

Japan’s Chernobyl: abandoned town in the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone

Japan's Chernobyl: abandoned town in the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone
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