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# Chernobyl

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Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant
It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.
26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine
People lay flowers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Ukraine’s president vowed today that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.
In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl
Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.
Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down
“If the atomic world has nine lives, five of them have already been used” – the Chernobyl Children International founder is in Japan for the first anniversary of the 11 March 2011 disaster.
Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis
The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.
It wasn't all bad: 13 'good news' stories from 2011
The nicer side of the news…
Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’
After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.
Fatal radiation levels at Fukushima now 'off the scale'
Levels of radiation in some areas of the plant are so high they would be lethal within one hour.
Slideshow: The world remembers Chernobyl
People from Ukraine to South Korea gathered today at memorial services to mark the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.
What happened inside Chernobyl's Reactor 4 on 26 April 1986?
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the meltdown at Chernobyl, which contaminated some 150,000 sq km of land.
Nuclear energy needs a 'global rethink': UN chief
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the approach to nuclear power needs to be reconsidered following the disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima.
Greenpeace says Chernobyl food radiation persists
A quarter of a century after the world’s worst nuclear accident in Ukraine, food there is still contaminated by unacceptably high levels of radiation, according to the environmental group.
Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to Level 5
The raising of the incident’s rating puts the crisis on a par with the Three Mile Island incident in the United States.
Expert calls on government to consider nuclear power
A professor of applied physics has championed the case of Ireland turning towards nuclear energy, saying that it offers a cheap and clean source of fuel.
Fears wildfires could push radioactive waste towards Moscow
Russian rescue workers battle to control the flames spreading towards the Chernobyl nuclear fallout zone.
Putin takes to the skies to tackle wildfires
Russia’s prime minister co-pilots a plane and puts out two fires – which could be turning radioactive.