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# Chernobyl

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# Japan
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.
# Chernobyl
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.
# Remembered
In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl
Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.
# Japan
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.
# 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.
# Review 2011
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.
# Fukushima
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.
# Chernobyl
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.
# Chernobyl
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.
# Chernobyl
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
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.
# Nuclear Power
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.
# Nuclear Threat
Fears wildfires could push radioactive waste towards Moscow
Russian rescue workers battle to control the flames spreading towards the Chernobyl nuclear fallout zone.
# Russia
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.