August 26, 2019

Russia warns Israel over attacking Iran

Military action against Iran would be a "very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences", Russia's foreign minister has warned. Sergei Lavrov said diplomacy, not missile strikes, was the only way to solve the Iranian nuclear problem. His comments come after Israeli President … [Read more...]

Explosion at French nuclear site kills one, injures four

One person has been killed and four injured, one seriously, in a blast at the Marcoule nuclear site in southern France. Officials have been quick to point out that there was no risk of a radioactive leak after the blast, which was caused by a fire near a furnace in the Centraco radioactive waste … [Read more...]

Japan raises nuclear crisis level to same as Chernobyl

The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency have raised the severity level at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the maximum of seven. "We have upgraded the severity level to seven as the impact of radiation leaks has been widespread from the … [Read more...]

Japan – ‘Hero’ workers sacrifice themselves to cool nuclear reactors

Japan says it is stepping up efforts to cool overheating fuel rods at the earthquake and tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Helicopters and water cannon have been dumping tonnes of seawater onto the reactors in an attempt to prevent fuel rods from melting. The reactors are reasonably … [Read more...]