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What If All Nuclear Reactors Exploded at Once?

What If All Nuclear Reactors Exploded at Once?

Videos May 4, 2020 at 3:26 am 0 comments

Right now, there are over 400 nuclear power plants operating in 20 countries. Could they be ticking time bombs? Possibly rendering their areas uninhabitable as a result of a nuclear explosion? What if all of these power plants exploded at the same time? Life would become a daily struggle for survival, all while being stalked by an invisible predator. Radiation. The Earth would be one giant exclusion zone, a highly radioactive realm filled with danger and contamination, that we are forbidden to enter. How would you survive in the exclusion zone, formerly known as the planet Earth? And could this really happen?

A forest fire burns near Kyiv, Ukraine, 60 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. © Oksana Parafeniuk / Greenpeace

Chernobyl continues to burn as the world fights Covid-19

Latest April 24, 2020 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, the fourth reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. 34 years later, Chernobyl radioactivity is still circulating. The long-lived radionuclides released by the accident mean the disaster continues decades on.

How Dangerous is Discharging Radioactive Water into the Ocean in Fukushima? An FAQ

How Dangerous is Discharging Radioactive Water into the Ocean in Fukushima? An FAQ

Fukushima April 24, 2020 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Recently there have been many reports on TV and the newspaper regarding the ‘treated water’ from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant that continues to increase in volume.

The storage capacity at Fukushima Daiichi is reaching its limit, and a government’s committee has come out with a report stating that “the most realistic option is to release treated water into the ocean.” Is this really the case? Compiled below are answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding this issue.

UAE’s Barakah nuclear plant: wrong reactor, at wrong time, at wrong place

UAE’s Barakah nuclear plant: wrong reactor, at wrong time, at wrong place

Asia April 19, 2020 at 9:58 pm 0 comments

The UAE has announced that the first reactor of its under-construction Barakah nuclear power plant is scheduled to come online within “a few months”. The country’s first nuclear plant could address a key energy need in the region, but questions remain as to its usefulness and safety in a geopolitically tense environment.