Enzo Daniel Emata

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The Chernobyl Disaster: 25 Years Ago

The 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is next month. On April 26, 1986, a series of explosions destroyed Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 station and several hundred staff and firefighters tackled a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world in the …

Why The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Doesn't Equal Chernobyl

The crisis at Japan's nuclear power plants is deadly serious—but even the worse case scenario is better than what happened in the Ukraine in 1986.<p><b>After a severe earthquake and tsunami</b> threaten meltdowns within Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plants, politicians and pundits have been quick to invoke …

After Chernobyl: Pictures of Pripyat by Timm Suess

Before the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, the city of Pripyat had almost 50,000 inhabitants, many of whom worked at the nuclear power plant close by. …

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Holiday in Chernobyl? Tips for pollution tourism

The Chernobyl zone has re-opened to tourists. The oil sands companies of northern Canada are running bus tours past their strip mines. It won't be long before there are chartered cruises through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.<p>The era of pollution tourism is upon us: an age in which travellers, …

Chernobyl death toll: How many cancer cases are caused by low-level radiation?

When the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in 1986, experts predicted as many as 40,000 extra cancer deaths from the radiation spewed onto parts of …