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Reactor: nuclear activity rises in Chernobyl
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Reactor: nuclear activity rises in Chernobyl

An increase in nuclear activity has been recorded at the destroyed nuclear reactor at Ukraine's Chernobyl power plant since it was covered in 2017, but the hike has leveled off and does not exceed safety standards, staff said. Plant personnel said the increased neutron flux density, which if significant could indicate a runaway nuclear reaction, does not pose a threat, according to their mathematical models. The high levels of radiation and damage mean that it is not possible to accurately determine the situation under the destroyed block. "After a new safe confinement was imposed that has been in the designed position for more than four years, an increase in the density of the neutron flux is observed," reported scientists from the Insti...
35 years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, Ukraine called for global solidarity
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35 years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, Ukraine called for global solidarity

The nuclear accident in the Ukrainian town of Chernobyl, which occurred 35 years ago, in the decline of the Soviet Union, was commemorated today in that city with a religious service in the local Orthodox cathedral and the presence in the disaster zone of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelenski, who called on the international community to collaborate to ensure nuclear safety."The explosion at the Chernobyl plant and its consequences transformed the world," Zelenski said during a visit to the plant's exclusion zone, within a 30-kilometer radius."Our task is to turn the exclusion zone into a rebirth zone" and "do everything possible to reinforce nuclear safety" in order "to avoid similar catastrophes in the future," added the head of state.The nuclear accident t...
Chernobyl: How to visit the area of ​​the greatest nuclear disaster in history and what lessons persist 35 years later?
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Chernobyl: How to visit the area of ​​the greatest nuclear disaster in history and what lessons persist 35 years later?

According to the criteria ofKnow more“See with your own eyes one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, a place where nature has recovered from the greatest technological disaster”. The message promoting the Tour Chernóbil on the Web page of the Ukrainian state airline Ukraine International Airlines is designed to arouse curiosity.The tours –which can be one or several days, in a group or private, in buses or enjoying the aerial view offered by a helicopter or an airplane– advertise to Chernobyl as the most mysterious place in Ukraine and guarantee that visiting this destination located in the old Soviet Union it is like taking a trip "to another world".SIGHT: The "children of Chernobyl", which reveals the first genetic study of the descendants of those affectedPaying fr...
Chernobyl, 35 years later: between symbolism and the real consequences of the tragedy
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Chernobyl, 35 years later: between symbolism and the real consequences of the tragedy

Three and a half decades after the worst nuclear accident in history, the Chernobyl catastrophe survives in the collective consciousness divided between symbolic memory and the real effects that are still perceived in a region - Northern Ukraine, very close to the border with Belarus - where last year an arson fire in the forests in the area caused a spike in radiation to sixteen times above normal levels.A clear example of this double aspect has been the commemorative flight that the Ukrainian state airline UIA organized last Sunday over the remains of the nuclear power plant. For a price of about 90 euros, the passengers observed the scene of the tragedy "from the most unusual angles", but al...