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2006-04-19 20:35:00

When reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radioactive dust over much of Europe, many people believed the disaster sounded the death knell for nuclear power.

2006-04-19 11:50:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) should study how the Chernobyl nuclear disaster affected nations other than Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, a report said on Wednesday, citing a lack of data especially for western Europe.

2006-04-18 14:10:00

Environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday the eventual death toll from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster could be far higher than official estimates, with up to 93,000 cancer deaths attributable to the accident.

2006-04-18 06:10:54

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - The death toll from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 20 years ago could be far higher than official estimates, with up to 93,000 extra cancer deaths worldwide, environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

2006-04-18 08:10:00

The death toll from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 20 years ago could be far higher than official estimates, with up to 93,000 extra cancer deaths worldwide, environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

2006-04-11 14:55:00

PARIS (Reuters) - Countries will better cope with fallout from nuclear accidents or radiological terrorist attack if they learn from the Chernobyl disaster and involve local people in dealing with the aftermath, a study said on Tuesday.

2006-03-08 20:16:11

By Jeremy Lovell SELLAFIELD (Reuters) - It is the regular beeping that grates. But if it stops, prepare to be scared. The signal audible every second in every corridor of the high-level toxic nuclear waste plant on Britain's sprawling Sellafield site is a sign all the alarms are working.

2005-11-01 19:33:16

Study results presented at the 13th European Cancer Conference (ECCO 13) have provided further valuable insights into certain genetic mutations which occur in childhood thyroid tumours and their link to both radiation exposure and patient age.

2005-09-06 09:27:38

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl in 1986 helped improve nuclear safety by showing the importance of international cooperation, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday.

2005-09-05 09:39:07

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The number of people killed by radiation as a result of the Chernobyl disaster, the world's worst nuclear accident, is so far 56, far lower than previously thought, the U.N. said on Monday. A report compiled by the Chernobyl Forum, which includes eight U.N.


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