First COVID-19 Case Registered at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

“The employee is in self-isolation, he is under the supervision of a doctor”, the statement reads. Over 39,850 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Ukraine and the country’s COVID-19 death toll stands at over 1,061, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 18,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Ukraine.

Compact fast reactor proposed at east Idaho nuclear site

However, the commission in a June 5 letter to the company said it would need more information on key safety and design aspects on the “first-of-a-kind submission” before beginning an overall review of the project. The timeline for that process is not clear.

Traces of Plutonium From Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Spread Across Much of Japan, Study Finds

“These results strongly suggest that the nano-scale heterogeneity that is common in normal nuclear fuels is still present in the fuel debris that remains inside the site’s damaged reactors. This is important information as it tells us about the extent/severity of the melt-down. Further, this is important information for the eventual decommissioning of the damaged […]

Philippines Takes ‘Major Step’ Toward Use of Nuclear Power

Duterte’s signing of the executive order represents “a major step towards the realization of a Philippine nuclear energy program” that will “help shield our consumers from traditional power price volatilities,” Philippine Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said of the move.

Sea-level rise means a 2,250-ton building lift at SF’s Pier 70

Preparation took nine months, including digging down 8 feet for new elevator pits and the construction of a new foundation. Brookfield worked with Plant Construction and Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. to install 136 hydraulic jacks under the building, which covers an area bigger than a football field. Another 68 temporary shoring towers support the […]

Atomic Tomb: Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Sarcophagus at ‘Very High’ Risk of Collapse

As SSE Chernobyl NPP, the Ukrainian state organisation in charge of managing the site explained in an online statement, the probability of some of the sarcophagus’ elements collapsing was deemed “very high”, and “following the stabilisation actions taken in 2008, the maximum end-of-service-life deadline of the stabilised structures was specified as late 2023.”

Philippines takes ‘major step’ toward using nuclear power

As power demand soars in what has for years been among the world’s fastest-growing economies, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has been passionately advocating use of nuclear power, despite public concern over safety in a country hit frequently by natural disasters.

Chernobyl arch faces €265m funding gap ahead of disaster’s 29th anniversary

“If countries recognise the nature of the problem in Chernobyl and its importance for human security in Ukraine and ecological security in Europe, there is a hope that the gap could be closed at the donor conference on April 29,” Anton Usov, an EBRD spokesman told the Guardian. “Verbally the donors are committed to contribute […]

BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2020: Chernobyl sweeps the board with SEVEN wins while His Dark Materials also reigns victorious at FIRST EVER digital ceremony

IAN WILKINSON, LEE WALPOLE, FRASER BARBER, STUART HILLIKER A Cristmas Carol – FX Productions in association with the BBC, Minim UK Productions, Scott Free, and Hardy Son & Baker/BBC One

‘Chernobyl’ Scores Best Mini-Series At BAFTA Awards; Jane Featherstone Says HBO Drama “Struck A Blow In Defense Of Truth & Transparency”

Jared Harris also won the leading actor award. He beat The Capture’s Callum Turner, The Virtues’ Stephen Graham and Giri/Haji’s Takehiro Hira to the award. Harris joked that BAFTA had “ruined his losing streak” and he shouted out former HBO exec Kary Antholis, who told him that Daniel Day Lewis was the network’s first choice […]