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  • Abandoned plant and wasteland: Ukraine eyes UNESCO World Heritage tag for Chernobyl Apr 22, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    Abandoned plant and wasteland: Ukraine eyes UNESCO World Heritage tag for Chernobyl

    On April 26, the former Soviet republic marks the 35th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when a reactor at the plant, located some 108 km (67 miles) north of the capital Kyiv, exploded during a botched safety test.

  • Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone Dec 14, 2020 02:47 PM IST

    Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone

    More than three decades after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster forced thousands to evacuate, there is an influx of visitors to the area that has spurred officials to seek official status from UNESCO.

  • Fire raging near Ukraine's Chernobyl poses radiation risk, say activists Apr 14, 2020 08:31 AM IST

    Fire raging near Ukraine's Chernobyl poses radiation risk, say activists

    Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Service said it was still fighting the fires, but that the situation was under control.

  • Forest fires near Chernobyl increase radiation level by 16 times Apr 06, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Forest fires near Chernobyl increase radiation level by 16 times

    The Ukraine Emergency Services Ministry informed that 130 firefighters are currently engaged in efforts to contain the fire, with the help of two planes and a helicopter

  • Quake of magnitude 5.0 hits Tokyo and eastern Japan Jul 17, 2016 12:10 PM IST

    Quake of magnitude 5.0 hits Tokyo and eastern Japan

    The US Geological Survey (USGS) put the epicentre of the quake 44 km (27 miles) northeast of Tokyo at a depth of about 44 km. There were no were immediate reports of damage.

  • Japan's 'Long War' to shut down Fukushima Mar 06, 2013 05:02 AM IST

    Japan's 'Long War' to shut down Fukushima

    Japan faces an unprecedented clean-up that experts say could cost at least USD 100 billion for decommissioning the reactors and another USD 400 billion for compensating victims and decontaminating areas outside the plant

  • Will the nuclear power industry regain public trust? Dec 31, 2011 12:35 PM IST

    Will the nuclear power industry regain public trust?

    Call it the Fukushima effect or a political mishap, mass protests have stalled the Jaitapur plant in Maharashtra, and now Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu

  • Crisis-hit Tepco books $7.4 bn quarterly loss Aug 09, 2011 02:05 PM IST

    Crisis-hit Tepco books $7.4 bn quarterly loss

    Tokyo Electric Power, the operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant, reported a USD 7.4 billion quarterly loss due to a massive provision to compensate victims of the nuclear disaster, soaring fuel costs and a dive in sales.

  • Chernobyl: 25 and Barren Apr 26, 2011 09:35 AM IST

    Chernobyl: 25 and Barren

    The tragic events in Japan have reminded mankind about the most terrible nuclear disaster in human history — the Chernobyl accident in Ukraine.

  • Oil slumps on growth worries; stocks drop Apr 13, 2011 08:00 AM IST

    Oil slumps on growth worries; stocks drop

    Oil prices suffered their biggest two-day loss in 11 months and stocks dropped on Tuesday on concerns about the strength of global growth and as Goldman Sachs warned crude was set for a pullback.

  • GE's Immelt to meet with Tepco officials in Japan Apr 02, 2011 12:08 PM IST

    GE's Immelt to meet with Tepco officials in Japan

    General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeff Immelt is headed to Japan to meet with officials including executives at Tokyo Electric Power Co, which operates the Fukushima power plant that is the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

  • France, US to help Japan in nuclear crisis Mar 30, 2011 10:16 AM IST

    France, US to help Japan in nuclear crisis

    France and the United States will help Japan in its battle to contain radiation from a crippled nuclear complex where plutonium finds have raised public alarm over the world's worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.

  • US halts Japan food imports, Tokyo water contaminated Mar 23, 2011 02:18 PM IST

    US halts Japan food imports, Tokyo water contaminated

    The United States became the first nation to block imports from ally Japan's radiation zone, saying it will halt milk, vegetable and fruit from areas near the tsunami-smashed nuclear plant because of contamination fears.

  • Radiation anxiety grows in disaster-struck Japan Mar 22, 2011 08:15 AM IST

    Radiation anxiety grows in disaster-struck Japan

    Global anxiety rose over radiation from Japan's crippled nuclear plant even as engineers had some success in the battle to avert disaster from the world's worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl.

  • Japan weighs need to bury nuclear plant Mar 18, 2011 01:02 PM IST

    Japan weighs need to bury nuclear plant

    Japanese engineers conceded on Friday that burying a crippled nuclear plant in sand and concrete may be the only way to prevent a catastrophic radiation release, the method used to seal huge leakages from Chernobyl in 1986.

  • Italy nuclear revival grounded by Japan disaster Mar 17, 2011 09:31 PM IST

    Italy nuclear revival grounded by Japan disaster

    Japan's reactor crisis means Italy's plans to reintroduce nuclear power look dead in the water ahead of a June referendum on the issue.

  • Japan's nuclear crisis diverts Sharapova at Indian Wells Mar 15, 2011 10:13 AM IST

    Japan's nuclear crisis diverts Sharapova at Indian Wells

    Maria Sharapova's focus on the Indian Wells WTA tournament has been distracted as she keeps a close watch on Japan's struggles to recover from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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