Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl catastrophe

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl catastrophe

Ukrainians held candlelit vigils Tuesday to mark 30 years since the world`s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying.

Shinzo Abe says Japan `cannot do without` nuclear power

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said Japan "cannot do without" nuclear power, speaking on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating Fukushima disaster.

Japan clears restart of third nuclear power unit

Japan clears restart of third nuclear power unit

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) had approved the reactivation of the plant in July.

Wildlife population thriving in Chernobyl: Study

For the first time since the Chernobyl accident, researchers have long-term census data that reveal thriving wildlife populations in the zone.

Scott Rudin developing Chernobyl limited series for NatGeo

Scott Rudin developing Chernobyl limited series for NatGeo

Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin is developing a new limited series for National Geographic channel on the events that led to the Chernobyl disaster.

Study Fukushima, Chernobyl before deciding on Jaitapur: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, whose party is fiercely opposed to Jaitapur nuclear power project, on Saturday suggested Maharashtra Government to send its ministers abroad to study ill-effects of atomic disasters in places like Fukushima and Chernobyl.

Chernobyl wildfire nearly extinguished: Ukraine

Firefighters have nearly extinguished a forest fire near Ukraine`s Chernobyl plant, scene of the world`s worst nuclear accident in 1986, the emergency services said on Thursday.

Earthquake hits northern Japan, no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit northern Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said.

Glitzy Russian TV drama brings Chernobyl to new generation

 A group of teenagers wanders through abandoned classrooms, clambers up a rusted wheel and stands on the roof of an apartment block topped with letters reading "Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union".

Japan satellites to monitor Fukushima, Chernobyl

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

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.

Radiation can pose bigger cancer risk for children: UN study

Infants and children can be more at risk than adults of developing some cancers when exposed to radiation, for example from nuclear accidents, a U.N. scientific report said on Friday.

Japan Mayor offers Fukushima kids home in his town

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

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.

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

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

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.

`Chernobyl safe after structure collapse`

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

Chernobyl experts hopeful on Fukushima

Ukrainian nuclear experts say Japanese evacuated from around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant should be able to return to their homes.

Fukushima different from Chernobyl: Japan

No-one has died so far from radiation in Japan, unlike in Chernobyl.

World marks Chernobyl under shadow of Japan

The world on Tuesday marked a quarter century since the worst nuclear accident in history.