Tag Archives: Chernobyl

REPORT: Russian Soldiers Sickened By Chernobyl Dust

The Daily Beast reports: Several hundred Russian soldiers were forced to hastily withdraw from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine after suffering “acute radiation sickness” from contaminated soil, according to Ukrainian officials. The troops, who reportedly dug trenches in a contaminated Red Forest near the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, are now being treated in a …

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Ukraine Warns Of Radiation Leak Risk At Chernobyl

Reuters reports: Radioactive substances could be released from Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant because it cannot cool spent nuclear fuel after its power connection was severed, Ukraine’s state-run nuclear company Energoatom said on Wednesday. It said fighting made it impossible to immediately repair the high-voltage power line to the plant, which was captured by Russian forces after the Kremlin launched …

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Russian Forces Seize Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Site

Axios reports: Russian forces have seized control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidential office, said on Thursday according to Reuters. “It is impossible to say the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is safe after a totally pointless attack by the Russians,” Mykhailo Podoliak, the adviser, said. “This is one of the most serious threats in …

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