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2011-05-16 15:34:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hachiko Coalition is calling for the organized and immediate evacuation of all uncontaminated domestic animals, pets and livestock inside the 20km radiation contaminated exclusion zone Fukushima, Japan. The Hachiko Coalition has also published a rush translation of a report previously available only in Japanese. A special committee issued this report after their landmark conference on handling animals exposed to radiation. The report...

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2011-04-24 07:57:12

After a week of meetings organized by the Ukrainian government in the capital Kiev, those in attendance decided that the Chernobyl cleanup will remain expensive and a hassle for many more years. The government organized the four-day event to mark the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident. An international donors' conference raised $802 million worth of pledges to build a shelter to cover the exploded reactor building for the next century.  However, the pledges fell short...

2011-04-20 16:35:00

KYIV, Ukraine, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych together with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Director of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano visited Chornobyl nuclear power plant and examined the exact model of its 4th reactor in its current state. Ban Ki-moon thanked Viktor Yanukovych for making such a far-sighted decision to host a nuclear energy Summit in Ukraine. "One of my priorities in office is creating a...

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...

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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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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...

2006-04-26 06:25:00

By Sergei Karazy CHERNOBYL, Ukraine -- Mourners laid red carnations in the shadow of the ruined Chernobyl power station on Wednesday as they marked the 20th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident. Hundreds filed past a memorial wall engraved with the names of the local fire crew. They were among the first to perish when Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 blew up on April 26, 1986, spewing radioactive dust across Europe. One old woman in a headscarf made the sign of the cross as she stooped...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'