Chernobyl News

Nuclear Plant Where U.S. Flirted With Its Own Chernobyl to Close

It started with a pump failure early on the morning of March 28, 1979. Steam generators were unable to draw heat out of a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pennsylvania. While an emergency shutdown …

One West Texas Town Wants U.S. Nuclear Waste

As Blake Roberts bounced along a single-lane dirt road in his red Ford Super Duty pickup he pointed to a pumpjack bobbing in the West Texas heat. “Everything we do revolves around oil,” Roberts said as he neared his home …

Chernobyl Radiation Unaffected After Roof Collapse

Ukrainian officials on Wednesday sought to reassure the public that radiation levels were unaffected at Chernobyl and there was no safety threat after a partial roof collapse at the exploded nuclear power plant. A 600-square-meter (6,500-square-foot) section of the roof …