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Chernobyl: DW Documentary on 35 years after the nuclear disaster

Chernobyl: DW Documentary on 35 years after the nuclear disaster

Chernobyl April 28, 2021 at 4:10 am 0 comments

The disaster at Chernobyl is still considered one of the worst nuclear accidents in history. It happened on April 26, 1986. Thirty-five years later, a group of survivors returns to the ghost city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine.

Nuclear or Renewable – What Fights Climate Change Better?: Read Benjamin K Sovacool’s Analysis

Nuclear or Renewable – What Fights Climate Change Better?: Read Benjamin K Sovacool’s Analysis

Climate Change and Nuclear Power October 9, 2020 at 11:08 pm 0 comments

In an attempt to negotiate these contending positions, a frequent mantra is that energy strategies should “do everything” in order to address the climate emergency. But – as a number of commentators have noted (for example, here and here) – this would actually be a highly irrational course of action.

Where “doing everything” involves making investments that are slower or less cost effective, which divert resources away from preferable options, or which in some other way impede them, the result would be potentially disastrous for carbon emissions mitigation.

100 Thousand Years and Counting: A Graphic Report on Nuclear Waste

100 Thousand Years and Counting: A Graphic Report on Nuclear Waste

Nuclear Waste September 3, 2020 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

In the graphic report linked below the description of “reprocessing” irradiated nuclear fuel refers to dissolving the solid fuel in nitric acid, thereby creating a corrosive and fiercely radioactive liquid. That is indeed how most reprocessing in other countries has so far taken place.

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? Watch this webinar to know more

Did you know that Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children? See the deeply moving Cuban feature film A Translator (Un Traductor) that tells their story, available beginning Friday, July 10, for virtual screening with English subtitles.