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Friday, April 27, 2012

Chernobyl in Fukushima’s shadow – nuclear energy today and in the future


Chernobyl in Fukushima’s shadow – nuclear energy today and in the future

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This photo taken in the abandoned town of Pripyat, which was formerly populated by Chernobyl workers, begs the question of what nuclear power's foggy future means to generations to come.
Twenty-six years has passed since the Chernobyl catastrophe. And although Fukushima has somewhat eclipsed Chernobyl, the memory of the late Soviet period disaster remains a living memory to many people, especially specialists among whom, as before, there is no consensus on the present and future of nuclear energy. Aleksandr Nikitin, 26/04-2012

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