Nuclear accident in Ukraine

This 1 December 2014 video recorded in Ukraine is called Chernobyl devastation seen from above.

As if the Chernobyl disaster … and the Fukushima disaster … and the threat of Ukrainian nuclear weapons proliferation are already not bad enough, today this.

From Reuters news agency:

Accident Occurred At Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk Says

12/03/2014 6:26 am EST Updated: 10 minutes ago

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday an accident had occurred at the Zaporizhye nuclear power plant (NPP) in south-east Ukraine and called on the energy minister to hold a news conference.

“I know that an accident has occurred at the Zaporizhye NPP,” Yatseniuk said, asking new energy minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn to make clear when the problem would be resolved and what steps would be taken to restore normal power supply across Ukraine.

News agency Interfax Ukraine said the problem had occurred at bloc No 3 – a 1,000-megawatt reactor – and the resulting lack of output had worsened the power crisis in the country.

Ukrainian government prepares extreme austerity measures: here.

In an action calculated to provoke further conflict with Russia, Ukraine’s parliament voted Tuesday to repeal legislation defining the country as “non-aligned,” and thus barring it from joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The vote came by an overwhelming margin, 303 to 8, one month after President Petro Poroshenko declared his support for the step. The two major right-wing parties in parliament, headed respectively by Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, spearheaded passage of the measure. Ultra-right and neo-fascist deputies also voted to pave the way for the country’s entry into the US-dominated military alliance: here.

8 thoughts on “Nuclear accident in Ukraine

  1. Oh this is so chilling. I’ve always opposed nuclear power simply because it is not proof against human fallibility, not matter what its promoters like to tell us. When it goes wrong, even in the smallest way the consequences are so very profound, and mostly irreversible.


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