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chernobyl

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Take a drone tour of Chernobyl's creepy-beautiful decay

A filmmaker took to 30-year-old disaster site Pripyat, Chernobyl equipped with a camera, a drone and a GoPro.

By 25 November 2014

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How the nuclear age burst onto the world from a squash court

On Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman traveled to the Argonne National Lab to find out the history of the world's first nuclear reaction, Chicago Pile-1.

By 3 July 2013

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Machines clear rubble as Japan ranks crisis with Chernobyl

A month after the historic quake in Japan, robots and remote-controlled vehicles are getting to work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

By 12 April 2011

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The environmental pitfalls at the end of an iPhone's life

Recycling or throwing out any piece of consumer electronics has an environmental cost. Apple is among the most progressive companies dealing with the problem. But is it enough?

By 26 September 2012

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Tech Time Machine: 26 April

On this day in 1986, the world's worst nuclear accident spewed forth from the number four reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine.

By 26 April 2012

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Tech Time Machine: 28 March

Today marks the anniversary of the Three Mile Island nuclear incident in Pennsylvania, USA.

By 28 March 2012

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Fukushima, one year later: Safety fears and slow fixes

Nuclear power plants in the U.S. are due for upgrades to guard against natural disasters. Will they come fast enough to satisfy a new generation of nuke critics?

By 10 March 2012

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Fukushima nuclear plant now stable, Japan says

The tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is finally in a 'cold shutdown' situation, the Japanese government says, as Tokyo eyes a $12.8 billion cleanup bill.

By 18 December 2011

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Explosion rocks French nuclear facility

The explosion at the Marcoule nuclear plant in southern France, which has killed at least one person, was caused by a fire in a storage area for radioactive waste.

By 12 September 2011

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Dismantling Fukushima reactors will take decades

Japanese expect it will take decades before the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant can be fully dismantled, according to a draft report. A temporary cover may limit some radiation leakage.

By 12 July 2011