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2011-04-05 10:37:00

KYIV, Ukraine, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Europeans supported cutting down investments into nuclear energy, according to the results of a survey conducted by Benenson Strategy Group together with First International Resourcesin late Feb. through the first half of March, 2011. The relevance of the survey on prospect of nuclear energy is increasing due to the recent developments at Japan's Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant and forthcoming 25th anniversary of Chornobyl disaster. The...

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2011-03-23 09:30:00

Radioactive iodine isotope particles have been detected in Iceland and are believed to have come from the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Japan's northern coast, according to a Reuters report The miniscule traces of radioactive iodine were not considered to be in any dosage to be harmful to humans. The Vienna-based UN body for monitoring possible breaches of the atom bomb test ban, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), has 63 stations around the globe for...

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2011-03-22 13:25:00

Despite its assessment on Monday that Japan's food supplies were safe to eat, the World Health Organization (WHO) later said the detection of radiation in some food in Japan was a more serious problem than it had expected. After Monday's announcement by the WHO, Chinese and South Korean officials said they would tighten checks on Japanese food imports for contamination due to radioactivity leaked out by the Fukushima nuclear power plant in disaster-stricken Japan. China's Xinhua state news...

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2011-03-18 07:20:00

Radioactive particles leaking from Japan's disaster-stricken nuclear power plant have been flowing eastward across the Atlantic in low concentrations and are expected to reach the North American coast within days, according to a Swedish official on Thursday. But, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Washington DC, said radioactivity would disperse over the long distance and it does not expect any harmful amounts to reach the United States. "We expect the United States to avoid any...

2011-01-27 10:17:00

KYIV, Ukraine, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The discussion featured food and nuclear security. During the meeting President Yanukovych stressed that Ukraine continues its preparation for the scientific conference "Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl disaster. Security of the Future". "At the moment we are conducting negotiations with the donor...

2010-12-15 04:36:00

KIEV, Ukraine, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The exclusion zone of Chernobyl nuclear power plant can be included into the official tour program of Euro-2012 in Ukraine. This was announced today by the Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Vitaliy But, during a signing ceremony of a joint action plan for EURO-2012 between the Ministries of Emergency of Ukraine and Poland. Earlier this week, the Minister of Emergency situations of Ukraine, Viktor Baloha, stated that the exclusion...

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2010-12-13 11:55:00

The Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday that Ukraine plans to open tours of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant for visitors who wish to learn more about the tragedy that took place nearly a quarter of a century ago. Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radiation over a large swatch of northern Europe.  Hundreds of thousands of people were resettled from areas contaminated with radiation in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.  Related health problems still...

2010-09-15 19:04:01

Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil "” legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Their study, which helps solve a long-standing mystery, appears in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Martin Hajduch and colleagues note that plants have an unexpected ability to adapt to an environment contaminated with...

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2010-08-20 12:40:00

Scientists found a way to help predict which species are likely to be most affected by radioactive contamination. The scientists in Chernobyl said that the secret to a species' vulnerability lies in its DNA. The research helps to reveal which species are most likely to decline or become extinct in response to other types of environmental stress. Professor Tim Mousseau from the University of South Carolina and Dr. Anders Moller from the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris France...

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2010-08-08 17:25:00

Experts said Friday that fires sweeping across Russia are threatening to re-release nuclear contamination from the Chernobyl disaster into the air, but not in levels dangerous to human health. According to Philippe Renaud, head of the environmental radiation laboratory at France's IRSN nuclear safety institute, radioactive cesium 137 from the 1986 explosion of Chernobyl nuclear power plant is locked up in the trees and dead leaves in the forest in certain areas of Russia, Ukraine and...


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