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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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Fire at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant extinguished, radiation levels normal: Authorities

A fire broke out at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the largest in Europe after it was attacked by Russia. Authorities say the facility is now safe and radiation levels are normal. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of resorting to “nuclear terror” and wanting to repeat the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. “If there is an explosion, […]

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Germany shuts half of its six nuclear plants a year before final deadline

Germany is shutting down half of the six nuclear plants it still has in operation, a year before the country draws the final curtain on its decades-long use of atomic power. The decision to phase out nuclear power and shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy was first taken by the centre-left government of former […]

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China admits damage to fuel rods at nuclear power plant, increased radiation levels

The Chinese government acknowledged damage to fuel rods at a nuclear power plant, but ruled out a high level of radioactive leak. China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment said the problem was “common” with no need for concern. It was earlier reported that a French energy firm which helps operate the plant in Guangdong province […]