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2010-06-15 12:30:00

COTTAGE GROVE, Tenn., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cooper Hunting Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SHAR), a specialty retailer marketing to outdoor and hunting enthusiasts is pleased to announce that the trade show hosted by Farris Brothers, Inc. was another great success. As expected, the Chameleon series lived up to its reputation. This year Cooper was able to improve the quality and functionality of the Chameleon blind and still reduce production cost 40% by outsourcing its...

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2010-04-27 07:00:00

On the 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych says that the nuclear site remains a serious threat--one that requires additional funding to deal with, according to comments he made on Monday. "We have seen now that the funds we expected to spend are not enough. Additional needs could total about 400 million euro (5.3 million USD)," Yanukovich told Thomas Mirow, the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), according to...

2009-10-07 06:40:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent localized government handout of samples of potassium iodide has sky-rocketed sales for online merchant Nukepills.com. Recent retail orders of Iosat(TM) Potassium Iodide have increased by almost 400% and wholesale orders to vendors and medical facilities have surged as well for the authorized national distributor. A limited supply of potassium iodide tablets was handed out to people residing within 10 miles of select nuclear plants....

2009-04-15 09:28:00

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An annual conference on thyroid cancer is being held today at the United Nations on Wednesday, April 15, to focus on the state-of-the-art treatment of thyroid cancer among millions of people around the world who were exposed to radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine on April 26, 1986. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) is working in partnership with Project Chernobyl, a community-led effort to diagnose and treat...

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2009-03-18 13:40:56

An explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant more than 20 years ago still haunts wildlife near the region of the disaster, researchers said on Wednesday. In a recent study, researchers found that numbers of bumblebees, butterflies, spiders, grasshoppers and other invertebrates were still far below normal levels in areas affected by the blast in Ukraine. "Ours was the first study to focus on the abundance of animal populations," Anders Moller, a researcher at the National Center for Scientific...

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2008-10-02 13:43:32

When a reactor in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in 1986 in what was then the Soviet republic of Ukraine, radioactive elements were released in the air and dispersed over the Soviet Union, Europe and even eastern portions of North America. More than 20 years later, researchers from Case Western Reserve University traveled to Sweden and Poland to gain insight into the downward migration of Chernobyl-derived radionuclides in the soil. Among the team's findings was the fact that much...

2008-09-17 16:51:34

By OLIVIA KELLEHER AN Irish charity has launched an appeal after stumbling across a "hospital from hell". On its latest humanitarian mission to Kazakhstan, Cork charity Greater Chernobyl Cause found Red Cross personnel desperately trying to care for patients in horrifying conditions. The care home in Semipalatinsk is deprived of essential medical supplies, proper bedding and basic food. The chronically ill are thrown together with social outcasts, the mentally disabled and radiation...

2008-09-08 12:00:24

A teenage victim of the Chernobyl nuclear accident is fighting to remain in the United States with the California family she spends summers with. Tanya Kazyra's refusal to return to Belarus with the other members of her exchange group last month has sparked an international controversy, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Two Belarus envoys have visited the girl and promised her a free house and college education if she returns home. A government television and media campaign in...

2008-08-22 21:00:23

MOSCOW. Aug 22 (Interfax) - ZAO Atomstroyexport has completed the operations to improve security of the Shelter facility at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the company said in a press release. The final phase of the repair of the light roof over the central hall of Power Unit 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which was destroyed in 1986, was completed in early August, that is, a month earlier than was planned. Atomstroyexport is a leading world company engaged in constructing...

2008-08-22 12:00:46

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Moscow, 22 August: The [Russian] company Atomstroyeksport has said in a press release it has completed all works aimed at improving safety at the Shelter facility at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It completed repairs on the light roof over the central hall of generating set No 4, which had been destroyed in 1986, in early August, one month ahead of schedule. Atomstroyeksport is one of the leading companies building nuclear power plants...


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