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Power outage at Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine officials say

Power has been cut off from the former nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, Ukraine’s state energy company has said. Ukrenergo blamed the outage on actions by Russian troops who seized Chernobyl nearly two weeks ago. The company said the conflict meant it could not restore power at Chernobyl – site of the world’s worst nuclear […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Radiation levels at Chernobyl Exclusion Zone increase after Russian seizure

Radiation levels increased at the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine authorities said on Friday, warning that the seizure of the nuclear plant by invading Russian troops could have “terrible consequences”. The still-radioactive site of the 1986 nuclear disaster lies some 130km from capital Kyiv. “In the terrible hands of the aggressor, this significant amount of plutonium-239 […]

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Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine: Russia has captured Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukrainian official says

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was captured by Russian forces, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidential office, Mykhailo Podolyak, said on Thursday. “It is impossible to say the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is safe after a totally pointless attack by the Russians,” he said. “This is one of the most serious threats in Europe today,” […]

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Forest fires move closer towards Chernobyl nuclear plant

Forest fires that have been burning for several days in northern Ukraine are now no more than a few kilometres from the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant, reports say. Tour operator Yaroslav Emelianenko said one had reached the abandoned town of Pripyat, which used to serve the plant. He said it was now just 2km (1.24 […]

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Radiation levels spike after forest fire breaks out near Chernobyl nuclear accident site

Ukrainian firefighters labored into Sunday night trying to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station, which was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant. Ukraine’s emergencies service said one of the fires, covering about five hectares (12 acres), had been localized. It said […]