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Coronavirus 'cover-up' is China's Chernobyl: White House adviser


WASHINGTON A top White House official on Sunday likened China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak to the Soviet Union's cover-up of the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.

EU court adviser rejects challenge to UK aid for nuclear plant

BRUSSELS The European Union's top court should reject an attempt by Austria to block British state support for a nuclear power plant in southwest England, a court adviser said on Thursday.

World, May 07 2020

U.S. should keep Congress informed about nuclear talks with Saudis: GAO

WASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia, a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday.

Fires near Chernobyl pose 'no risk to human health', IAEA says

VIENNA Radiation from fires that have torn through forests around Ukraine's defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant poses "no risk to human health", the U.N. atomic agency said on Friday, based on data provided by Ukraine.

New fires fanned by strong winds flare near Chernobyl in Ukraine

KIEV New fires broke out in the area around the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant on Thursday, fanned by heavy winds that have made it harder to put out the blaze, Ukrainian officials said.

World, Environment, Apr 17 2020

China says virus outbreak will not impact nuclear power plant construction

BEIJING The coronavirus outbreak will have no impact on the progress of nuclear power plant construction in China in the short term, and reactors already in operation have not been affected, a nuclear safety official said on Wednesday.

World, Health, China, Apr 15 2020

Forest fire around Chernobyl plant put out, Ukraine says

KIEV A huge fire that tore through forests around the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant has been put out, Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday, after hundreds of emergency workers used planes and helicopters to douse the flames. | Video

Environment, World, Apr 14 2020

Fire raging near Ukraine's Chernobyl poses radiation risk, say activists

KIEV/MOSCOW A huge forest fire in Ukraine that has been raging for more than a week is now just one kilometre from the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant and poses a radiation risk, Greenpeace Russia warned on Monday, citing satellite images.

World, Russia, Environment Apr 13 2020

Total among companies seeking force majeure on EDF contracts: sources

PARIS Energy major Total is among several power suppliers that tried to declare force majeure on buying nuclear power from EDF, sources said, as the coronavirus outbreak has pushed prices in the French electricity market far below existing contracts.

France, Apr 06 2020

French nuclear plants tighten hygiene procedures over coronavirus worries

PARIS French utility EDF is introducing stricter hygiene procedures at its nuclear plants after walk-outs by a small number of workers who feared getting infected with coronavirus during radiation screening, union and industrial sources said on Friday.

Mar 20 2020