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Nuclear Disaster

Ukraine Remembers Chernobyl Disaster Victims 30 Years On

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.26.2016 | World

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which permanently poisoned s...

30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster, a Nuclear Menace Still Hides in Plain Sight

Ioana Moldovan | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Ioana Moldovan

Today, it is mostly silence that surrounds the abandoned buildings that stand as testimony to the hasty departure.

Gerd Ludwig, Chernobyl Through His Lens

Annie Stein | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Annie Stein

Some people can't just let things drop. They just can't let them go. In some cases passion and commitment to a higher cause keeps them hanging on. Such is the case with National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig.

Readying for a Radiological Disaster? Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disaster and Other Radiological Emergencies

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Disaster, especially terrorism, notwithstanding its horrific initial impact on lives and property, takes its greatest toll, over time, by destabilizing the emotional -- and thus economic -- fabric of a community, state or nation.

Fish With 2,500 Times The Radiation Limit Found Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Posted 01.25.2013 | Green

Two years after the disaster at the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant in Japan -- called the "worst accidental release of radiation to the ocean in histo...

23 Nuclear Plants Could Be Susceptible To Tsunamis, Study Finds

Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

From LiveScience Staff: In March 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami set off a partial meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant on Japan's co...

Swedish Artist Creates Dishes From Radioactive Soil In Japan

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.26.2012 | Small Business

Inspired by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, the reverberations of which are still being felt across the world, Swedish artist Hilda Hellst...

Chernobyl 2012: People, Places, and Photos

Glen Browder | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Glen Browder

My purpose in writing this post was not to present another horrific portrait of devastation but to present, as best I could, a picture of day-to-day life in still-impacted communities.

How To Survive A Nuclear Meltdown

Posted 03.11.2012 | World

You're riding your bike to a Cub Scout meeting. Or maybe Dad is cooking hot dogs out for a picnic. And then suddenly, BOOM, it's a nuclear nightma...

Thousands Of Nuclear Refugees Unable To Return Home

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

By Chris Meyers OKUMA, Japan, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Back home for just three hours, a tearful Miyoko Takeda sorted through her belonging...

Reading the Pictures: Unit 4 in Danger of Collapse? (And Then, Don't Tell Me There's Nothing To See at Fukushima)

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.13.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-05-13-shaw.pngWhat we're sadly lacking from Fukushima is a bigger and much better picture of what is a still-boiling disaster.

Leadership in the Face of Disaster

The European Magazine | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
The European Magazine

We need to take a strategic and sustainable decision on how we want to deal with technological risks.

Chernobyl: 25 Years Later, A 'Vision Of Apocalypse'

Posted 06.11.2011 | World

PRYPYAT, Ukraine (Reuters) - Only a Hollywood doomsday movie can prepare a visitor for Prypyat, the ghost town at the epicenter of the world's worst n...

Details On Japan's Nuclear Workers Emerge

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

The so-called "Fukushima 50" -- a group of about 300 technicians, soldiers and firemen who have been working in shifts of 50 at Japan's troubled plant...

Kill Nuke Power Before it Kills Us All!

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The Japanese people are now paying a horrific price for the impossible dream of the "Peaceful Atom." For a half-century they have been told that what'...

Obama Takes a Meeting With Mephistopheles. Again.

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

As close readers of this blog might recall, last summer President Obama took a meeting with Mephistopheles - the representative of the Devil - for o...

The Tokyo Syndrome

Adario Strange | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adario Strange

There is the resolute determination to remain in Tokyo no matter what. I will never forget seeing Tokyo going about its business in a slow, orderly, dignified fashion.

Japan Could Avoid An Economic Meltdown By Pulling Together

Reuters | Alan Wheatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - In these dark hours, Japan would do well to heed former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's memorable maxim that you never wan...

US-Japan Friendship Dolls Then & How to Help Today

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

This is a time when Japan and its current leader, Naoto Kan, or some as yet undiscovered inspiring visionary, need to figure out a pathway to reinvention. This is a time when Japan needs help.

Elise Foley

Obama Administration, Senators Stand Behind Nuclear Power Amid Meltdown Scare In Japan | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With additional reporting by Sam Stein UPDATE: A spokesman for the Obama administration told the Huffington Post on Sunday that the president was w...

Chernobyl-Like Disaster Not Expected In Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS (Elizabeth Piper) – Japan should not expect a repeat of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster after an explosion blew the roof off one of its nucl...

Stunning Photos Of Chernobyl 25 Years Later

Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

From iLCP: This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. At 1:23am on April 26th, 1986, operators in the control room of...

The World's Creepiest Places (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Regardless of how much faith you hold in the supernatural, there are certain places in this world where even the bravest souls might think twice befor...

Nuclear Disaster In England Averted By Dirty Laundry

Telegraph | Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A radioactive leak that could have caused Britain's worst nuclear disaster was only averted when a worker in an adjoining room spotted water as he sor...

Planning for Nuclear Terrorism as Well as the Flu

Arnold Bogis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arnold Bogis

Local officials should not delude themselves into thinking that existing plans for responding to dirty bombs can be simply expanded to deal with nuclear terrorism.