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Satellites to track Fukushima,Chernobyl effects

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 21:51

Two Japanese satellites will be launched in space Friday to track the environmental effects of the Fukushima and Chernobyl nuclear disasters.

Japan satellites to monitor Fukushima, Chernobyl

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:54

Two Japanese satellites will be launched from Russia late Thursday to monitor environmental damage near the crippled nuclear plants in Fukushima and Chernobyl, officials said.

Chernobyl`s birds adapting to low-levels of radiation

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 15:24

A new research has suggested that birds can adapt to the low-levels of radiation found near Chernobyl, where the catastrophic nuclear disaster took place in 1986.

Japan Mayor offers Fukushima kids home in his town

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 15:02

A generation ago, Dr. Akira Sugenoya performed lifesaving cancer surgery on more than 100 children after the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe. Today, as mayor of a central Japanese city, he`s trying to avoid a repeat of his own history.

Japan, Ukraine launch jt-satellite project to monitor Chernobyl, Fukushima

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 22:32

Ukraine and Japan have agreed to launch a joint satellite project to gather information on the effects of radioactive leaks on the areas adjacent to the crippled Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear plants.

Fukushima fallout likely to be as deadly as Chernobyl for wildlife: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 19:20

The researchers of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster have brought a new focus to the forthcoming long-term effects on Japanese wildlife following the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear leakage of radioactive water.

Kudankulam issue: `People, experts living in different worlds`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 22:29

Noted agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan said there should be continuous interaction between experts and local communities from the stage of conception of nuclear power plant to avoid situation like in Kudankulam.

North Korean conflict could be worse than Chernobyl, says Putin

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 23:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that any military conflict on the Korean peninsula had the potential to be worse than the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl.

Stress emerges as major health issue in Fukushima

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 17:33

Experts say that mental distress could be one of the biggest health problems to emerge from the nuclear disaster in Japan two years ago.

`Chernobyl safe after structure collapse`

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 22:43

The 1986 Chernobyl accident forced the evacuation of 115,000 people and a large area directly around the plant remains largely off-limits.

China to give Belarus $16 mn Chernobyl aid

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 23:42

China is to donate some $16 million to Belarus to support children in areas hit by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Ukraine marks 26th anniversary of Chernobyl

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 16:01

Ukraine`s President vowed on Thursday that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.