April 17, 2014
Abandoned Unfinished Nuclear Power Plant in Crimea

I recently “discovered” with great surprise this amazing site on google earth, and was equally amazed by its story. The unfinished “Crimean Atomic Energy Station” (Ukrainian КримськаАЕС, Russian КрымскаяАЭС) was supposed to be a new nuclear power plant for the region of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
It’s construction started in 1976 when Crimea was part of USSR. What exactly happened is unclear to me, it seems that the construction lasted almost forever (more than 10 years). Between 1986 and 1989 the station was inspected following the Chernobyl disaster, and was found to be located on a geologically volatile site. Construction of the facility was summarily abandoned.

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Abandoned Unfinished Nuclear Power Plant in Crimea

I recently “discovered” with great surprise this amazing site on google earth, and was equally amazed by its story. The unfinished “Crimean Atomic Energy Station” (Ukrainian КримськаАЕС, Russian КрымскаяАЭС) was supposed to be a new nuclear power plant for the region of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

It’s construction started in 1976 when Crimea was part of USSR. What exactly happened is unclear to me, it seems that the construction lasted almost forever (more than 10 years). Between 1986 and 1989 the station was inspected following the Chernobyl disaster, and was found to be located on a geologically volatile site. Construction of the facility was summarily abandoned.

Click here to view more photos on artificialowl.net…

April 12, 2014

wolfswings:

The Disposal Dilemma - SBS Dateline

April 11, 2014
Abandoned Nuclear Physics Lab in Rostov-on-Don

This Nuclear Physics Lab is a typical lab which were built in the USSR. Every lab had is own investigation program and according to the curtain of secretiveness nobody could get inside of them…

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Abandoned Nuclear Physics Lab in Rostov-on-Don

This Nuclear Physics Lab is a typical lab which were built in the USSR. Every lab had is own investigation program and according to the curtain of secretiveness nobody could get inside of them…

Click here to view more photos on englishrussia.com…

April 5, 2014
Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

By Mari Saito, Aaron Sheldrick and Kentaro Hamada
TOKYO   Tue Apr 1, 2014 5:09pm EDT

Photo: Members of the media and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employees wearing protective suits and masks walk past storage tanks for radioactive water in the H4 area at the tsunami-crippled TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, in this file picture taken November 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Tomohiro Ohsumi

(Reuters) - Three years after the Fukushima disaster prompted the closure of all Japan’s nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to revive nuclear power as a core part of the energy mix, but many of those idled reactors will never come back online.

Fewer than a third, and at most about two-thirds, of the reactors will pass today’s more stringent safety checks and clear the other seismological, economic, logistical and political hurdles needed to restart, a Reuters analysis shows.


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Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

TOKYO Tue Apr 1, 2014 5:09pm EDT

Photo: Members of the media and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employees wearing protective suits and masks walk past storage tanks for radioactive water in the H4 area at the tsunami-crippled TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, in this file picture taken November 7, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Tomohiro Ohsumi

(Reuters) - Three years after the Fukushima disaster prompted the closure of all Japan’s nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to revive nuclear power as a core part of the energy mix, but many of those idled reactors will never come back online.

Fewer than a third, and at most about two-thirds, of the reactors will pass today’s more stringent safety checks and clear the other seismological, economic, logistical and political hurdles needed to restart, a Reuters analysis shows.

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April 5, 2014
Cordova nuclear plant alert blamed on water leak

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April 1, 2014
First Fukushima evacuees return to exclusion-zone homes
 1 April 2014  
photo: Kimiko Koyama (L) and husband Toshio have returned to their home in Tamura city


The first group of Fukushima evacuees have returned to their homes, three years after the disaster at the nuclear power plant.
About 350 residents have been allowed to return to Miyakoji district in Tamura city, which lies inside the 20km-radius exclusion zone.
The authorities say radiation levels in the area are low enough for habitation - but many residents remain hesitant.
Some 80,000 people were evacuated after the nuclear crisis at the plant.
The 11 March earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems to reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, leading to reactor meltdowns and the release of radiation.

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First Fukushima evacuees return to exclusion-zone homes

Kimiko Koyama (L) and husband Toshio have returned to their home in Tamura city

The first group of Fukushima evacuees have returned to their homes, three years after the disaster at the nuclear power plant.

About 350 residents have been allowed to return to Miyakoji district in Tamura city, which lies inside the 20km-radius exclusion zone.

The authorities say radiation levels in the area are low enough for habitation - but many residents remain hesitant.

Some 80,000 people were evacuated after the nuclear crisis at the plant.

The 11 March earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems to reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, leading to reactor meltdowns and the release of radiation.

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March 25, 2014

darinrmcclure:

Spent Nuclear Fuel Pools in the US: Reducing the Deadly Risks of Storage

Hatrick Penry surveys a report by Robert Alvarez titled: ‘Spent Nuclear Fuel Pools in the US: Reducing the Deadly Risks of Storage’. Released in May of 2011, just months after the Fukushima disaster, this report went largely uncirculated in the media. You will soon know why…

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Filed under: video nuclear power 
March 25, 2014
Fukushima water decontamination system down again

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March 20, 2014
BE READY TO EVACUATE- El Paso, Las Cruces, Midland/Odessa, Van Horn TX, Ciudad Juarez, and other major North American cities

March 18, 2014

The dead trees and fallen leaves near Chernobyl aren’t decaying
March 17, 2014 | by Janet Fang

It’s been nearly 30 years since the catastrophe at Chernobyl, and as the cleanup grinds on, the far-reaching effects continue to be documented. Birds with smaller brains, increasing spiders, decreasing butterflies, all these and more have been reported from the areas surrounding Chernobyl. One group you don’t hear very much about are the decomposers — those bugs, microbes, fungi, and slime molds who nourish themselves by consuming the remains of dead organisms. Without these recyclers, carbon, nitrogen, and other elements essential to life would be locked in plant corpses.


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The dead trees and fallen leaves near Chernobyl aren’t decaying

March 17, 2014 | by Janet Fang

It’s been nearly 30 years since the catastrophe at Chernobyl, and as the cleanup grinds on, the far-reaching effects continue to be documented. Birds with smaller brains, increasing spiders, decreasing butterflies, all these and more have been reported from the areas surrounding Chernobyl. One group you don’t hear very much about are the decomposers — those bugs, microbes, fungi, and slime molds who nourish themselves by consuming the remains of dead organisms. Without these recyclers, carbon, nitrogen, and other elements essential to life would be locked in plant corpses.

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Filed under: chernobyl 
March 13, 2014
The Long Shadow of Chernobyl - A Photo Book

caesarlunetta:

Yoooooooooo guys many thanks to my best friend ezicartso for pointing this out to me on Instagram

This looks super rad 

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March 11, 2014
gasoline-station:

Never Forget
Picture: People pray for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant can be seen in the background.
© Toru Hanai/Reuters - Source

gasoline-station:

Never Forget

Picture: People pray for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant can be seen in the background.

© Toru Hanai/Reuters - Source

March 9, 2014
The children of Japan’s Fukushima battle an invisible enemy

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KORIYAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it’s like to play outside — fear of radiation has kept them in doors for much of their short lives.

March 8, 2014
Accident at construction site of nuclear submarine INS Arihant; one worker killed

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February 27, 2014

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