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Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster: The Definitive Story

Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster: The Definitive Story

Chernobyl, Nuclear Accidents, Videos July 5, 2020 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

The National Arts Club presents a conversation with Adam Higginbotham, author of “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster.” Higginbotham’s book is the definitive story of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, an “account that reads almost like the script for a movie.” (“The Wall Street Journal”).

Cosmos 954: The Nuclear-Powered Satellite That Fell From Space

Cosmos 954: The Nuclear-Powered Satellite That Fell From Space

Nuclear Accidents May 4, 2020 at 6:44 am 0 comments

On 24 January 1978, a few minutes before sunrise, Cosmos 954 entered the Earth’s atmosphere and broke up over Canada. Debris from the satellite fell along a 600-kilometer path from Great Slave Lake to Baker Lake, including portions of the Northwest Territories, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The subsequent search and clean-up operation cost Canada nearly CA$14 million, while the US spent some USD 2.5 million. Canada later billed the Soviet Union CA$6 million, of which only half the amount was paid.

A Brief History of the Bukit Merah Nuclear Pollution in Malaysia

A Brief History of the Bukit Merah Nuclear Pollution in Malaysia

Nuclear Accidents, Videos May 4, 2020 at 3:31 am 0 comments

Carelessness in industry usually ends up with suffering in its wake, from micro level of poor maintenance of equipment causing injuries to workers all the way to the macro level in the form of environmental pollution. The incident at Bukit Merah falls into the latter category, and shows how much damage can be caused by outright disregard for local communities.

On this Chernobyl anniversary, watch a new documentary on the disaster and interact online with the director

On this Chernobyl anniversary, watch a new documentary on the disaster and interact online with the director

Due to coronavirus, the Culture of Resistance Film’s latest documentary – Stalking Chernobyl: Wxploration After Apocalypse’ – will be premiered ‘online now. The film can be accessed FOR FREE from April 16 to April 26 And on April 26, the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day, at 17:00 GMT, you can join director Iara Lee as she discusses the film with special guests and answers viewers’ questions via Zoom.