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Ukraine war: the dangers following Russia’s attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Ross Peel, King’s College London Following recent news of Russian shelling of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, which is the largest in Europe, there is great concern over the potential for a Chernobyl-esque release of radioactive material. Several security personnel at the plant were injured by the attack. With six large nuclear power reactors, there is a significant …

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Chernobyl: bumblebees still at risk from radiation nearly 35 years on

Serhii Brovko/Shutterstock Katherine Raines, University of Stirling In the early hours of April 26 1986, reactor four of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded, causing the largest nuclear disaster in history. More than 350,000 people were evacuated, and a 4,700km² exclusion zone was formed in Ukraine and Belarus. Despite the intervening 34 years, there is still uncertainty about …

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