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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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-04-21 01:35:00

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.

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 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.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.