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2008-07-16 09:01:11

Excerpt from report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Kiev, 16 July: The Rivne nuclear power plant has reconnected its power generating unit No 4 to the grid at 2329 [2029 gmt] on 15 July after malfunctions in its power supply system were fixed, the press service of the nuclear energy generating company Enerhoatom said today. It was reported earlier that the unit was disconnected from the power grid at 1353 [1053 gmt] on 15 July. [Passage omitted: details] Originally published by...

2008-07-15 12:00:53

Power generating unit No 4 of the Rivne nuclear power plant was disconnected from the power grid at 1053 gmt on 15 July due to malfunctions in its power supply system, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported on 15 July, quoting the press service of the national nuclear energy generating company, Enerhoatom. Radiation levels, the fire and ecological situation at the plant's territory are within the norm, Enerhoatom said. Originally published by Interfax-Ukraine news agency, Kiev, in...

2006-12-14 09:00:25

By Todd R. Brown REDWOOD CITY -- The house that Stan built -- now perched precariously on steep, mudslide-prone soil getting wetter by the moment -- will remain in Broadmoor Village, for now. On Wednesday, a judge granted developer Stan Brody a temporary stay of the county's order that the unstable home at 606 Larchmont Drive be torn down before seasonal storms do the job first. Judge George A. Miram ordered Brody and his attorney to post a $1 million bond by Friday to proceed with...

2006-04-25 10:36:37

By Christian Lowe KIEV (Reuters) - The world has failed to learn the lessons of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, according to the man who was in charge of the reactor that blew up 20 years ago this week. Former Chernobyl director Viktor Bryukhanov told Russia's Profil magazine in a rare interview that scientists had covered up the full truth about the design faults that helped cause the world's worst nuclear accident. Bryukhanov, who was jailed for negligence over the accident, was...

2006-04-21 01:35:00

By Olena Horodetska CHERNOBYL, Ukraine -- Olga Rudchenko cried every night for eight years, desperate to return home. Now she is happy, living once again in her town, Chernobyl. Rudchenko's family was among 200,000 residents evacuated after an explosion ripped through the Chernobyl nuclear power station on April 26, 1986 in the world's worst nuclear accident. She and her husband, Andriy, defied a government ban and returned 12 years ago to live on contaminated land. "It was a long time ago,...

2006-04-19 11:50:00

BRUSSELS -- 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. "Although areas of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia were heavily contaminated, most of Chernobyl's fallout was deposited outside these countries," said the report, which was carried out by independent researchers and commissioned by Rebecca Harms, a German member of...

2006-04-18 08:10:00

LONDON -- 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. Based on research by the Balarus National Academy of Sciences, the report said that of the two billion people globally who got touched by the Chernobyl fallout, 270,000 will develop cancers as a result, of which 93,000 will prove fatal. The International Atomic Energy Authority...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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