United Nations General Assembly – Human Rights Council, Sep 2015 (emphasis added): The case of Kalachi, known as a “sleeping village”, was brought to the attention of the Special Rapporteur. For the past three years, many residents of Kalachi have been experiencing health problems, suffering memory loss and hallucinations and sleeping for days, unable . . . → Read More: TV: “Mysterious and terrifying epidemic” spreads near radioactive site — “People suffer from hallucinations… They cry, howl, even tear their hair out” — Residents in “coma-like state” with swollen brains — Radiation levels almost 20 times normal (VIDEOS)
Express, Dec 21, 2015 (emphasis added): Russians flee Chernobyl-style plant over fears of radioactive leak — Russians took iodine and caused traffic jams… amid fears officials were covering up a radioactive leak. The panic followed the emergence of pictures showing a cloud of vapour pouring from Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, some 50 miles from . . . → Read More: Mass panic as radioactive cloud pours from nuclear plant — Radiation levels reportedly spike near reactor after emergency shutdown — Traffic jams as people evacuate area — “Everyone got very worried and rushed to get iodine” (PHOTOS)
Reuters, Dec 30, 2014: Ukraine denies radioactive leak on Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant — Ukrainian authorities denied on Tuesday a report in pro-Kremlin media… Life News newswire published documents which it said came from Ukraine’s emergencies ministry and showed that a leak at the power plant had led to a spike in radiation over the . . . → Read More: TV: Documents reveal radiation spike at world’s fifth largest nuclear plant — Reuters: Officials “could not comment” if documents are authentic; Report says radiation levels measured at 16 times gov’t limit after leak (VIDEO)
VICE, by Thomas Morton, May 4, 2014: “How Fucked Are Nukes? [...] way worse than Hollywood has the special effects to depict. A lot of mainstream accounts [...] soft-pedal the body horror that acute radiation poisoning causes [...] eyewitness testimony from Robert Jay Lifton’s Hiroshima classic Death in Life: [...] “at a glance you . . . → Read More: HBO: ‘Genetic passports’ for major population exposed to nuclear radiation? “It has deformed their genes, sorry it’s a bit of a bummer” — Twins attached by organs growing outside body, ’1-eyed cyclops’, babies with giant heads… “they respond to the people around them” (GRAPHIC PHOTOS & VIDEO)
Bennett Ramberg, U.S. State Department policy analyst in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs under President George H.W. Bush, Apr. 14, 2014: [...] Ukraine confronts a nuclear specter of a different kind [than Chernobyl,] the possibility that the country’s reactors could become military targets in the event of a Russian invasion. [...] Ukraine’s parliament [called] . . . → Read More: Former US Official: War in Ukraine could cause disaster worse than Chernobyl and Fukushima — Situation “calls for far greater global concern” — Multiple scenarios result in meltdown — Foreign Minister: “Potential threat to many nuclear facilities”
CNN, Jan. 30, 2014: [Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine's first President after it became independent] addressed a special parliamentary session aimed at seeking a way out of a deepening political crisis. [...] “Let’s be honest, the situation is dramatic. Both Ukraine and the world recognize the country is on the brink of civil war,” Kravchuk said.
. . . → Read More: BBC: Ukraine “on brink of civil war” — Gov’t: Threats to blow up nuclear plants; Facilities on high alert after seizure of energy ministry (VIDEO)
Maxim Shingarkin, Deputy Chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee for Natural Resources, Dec. 26, 2013: “Currents in the World Ocean are so structured that the areas of seafood capture near the US north-west coast are more likely to contain radioactive nuclides than even the Sea of Okhotsk which is much closer to Japan. These . . . → Read More: Russian Experts: Fukushima pollution spreads all over Earth, clearly a large amount of fish, seaweeds, and everything in ocean has been polluted — These products are the main danger for mankind as they can end up being eaten by people on a massive scale
Title: Ban on Japanese fish remains in place due to Fukushima accident – oversight service Source: Voice of Russia, Interfax Date: Sept. 19, 2013
A ban on fish and seafood imports from Japan, introduced on April 6 2011 in connection with the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, will remain in effect in . . . → Read More: Ban on Japanese seafood in full effect, says Russia — Includes Fukushima and 7 other prefectures — “Decision is based on monitoring”
Channel 4 News, March 24, 2013: The Berkshire home of dead Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky is given the all-clear after it was searched for chemical, biological and nuclear material. [...] Scenes of crime officers continued a thorough investigation to determine the circumstances of his death once the CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) experts . . . → Read More: Radiation alert at home of dead Russian tycoon in UK — Officers search for nuclear material — Connected to ex-KGB spy poisoned with polonium-210 (VIDEO)
Guardian, March 12, 2013 (h/t Anonymous tip): Russia is considering proposals to establish nuclear explosives in space to combat meteorites. [...] Oleg Shubin, director of the state nuclear agency Rosatom, claims such an undertaking could take about a year to implement.
AFP: A senior official from Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom told the same . . . → Read More: Top Nuclear Official: Atomic bomb may be used to blow up large asteroid (VIDEO)
CBS Evening News, February 16, 2013:
At 2:00 in
CBS: Charles Liu, astronomer at the City University of New York says we were lucky the meteor […] blew up in the atmosphere with a force 20 atomic bombs.
Liu: If this amount of energy had been detonated at ground level instead of ten miles . . . → Read More: CBS: Russian meteor exploding at ground level could kill millions if by major city — NASA: Equal to detonating 30 Hiroshima nuclear bombs (VIDEO)
Astronomy Magazine, 6:35p ET: Scientists report that a nearly 50-foot-wide asteroid created this trail before breaking up over Russia on February 15, 2013 [...] The “tiny asteroid,” as Paul Chodas, research scientist in the Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, referred to it, weighed some 7,000 metric tons . . . → Read More: NASA: Russian meteor was actually a “tiny asteroid” — Believed to be from belt between Mars and Jupiter
RT: 12:01 GMT: The site where the meteorite is believed to have fallen has been closed off by military units wearing special protective suits.
GlobalPost: Russia’s Emergencies Ministry will fire a local official who told reporters the ministry had warned Chelyabinsk residents by SMS before the meteorite fell, the Itar-Tass news . . . → Read More: Reports: Official to be fired after saying warnings were issued before meteor fell — Impact site closed off by military wearing special protective suits
Follow-up to: Russia TV: Meteor “could be a little teaser of what’s coming” — 20,000 personnel still on high alert — “This is essentially a giant nuclear facility… 7 plants here produce fuel” (VIDEO)
Source: Russia Today News Date: February 15, 2013 at 9:10a ET
At 10:15 in
Host: We are getting suggestions here . . . → Read More: TV: ‘Bigger chunk’ could be coming — Passing over Pacific region in next few hours? — Astrophysicist: “These things generally have originated from something bigger” (VIDEO)
Source: Russia Today News Date: February 15, 2013 at 9:00a ET
At 3:15 in
Reporter: We do know that at least 20,000 of the emergency personnel have been told to stay on high alert. I don’t think that order has recalled yet. I think they’re still on high alert because you have to understand . . . → Read More: Russia TV: Meteor “could be a little teaser of what’s coming” — 20,000 personnel still on high alert — “This is essentially a giant nuclear facility… 7 plants here produce fuel” (VIDEO)
Source: Russia Today News Date: February 14, 2013
Transcript at 3:30 in
Host: What else do they say regarding mobile phone communications and radiation levels at the moment? [...]
Reporter: This is the zinc plant I was talking about. You will see in just a second that there’s a humungous hole in the middle . . . → Read More: TV: Nuclear facilities near where meteor fragments landed in Russia — Radiation testing to continue throughout day — Location of third worst nuke accident ever (VIDEO)
Follow-up to: Updates: Video reveals strange blasts during ‘meteorite rain’ over Russia — Explosions in lower atmosphere — Over 500 reported injured — Only hours before asteroid due to make close flyby
Gizmodo: What’s more incredible: unconfirmed reports say that an air defense unit fired a missile as the meteor entered Russian airspace at . . . → Read More: ‘Unconfirmed Reports’: Meteorite blown up by missile over Russia?
Reuters: A powerful blast rocked the Russian region of the Urals early on Friday with bright objects, identified as possible meteorites, falling from the sky, emergency officials said. [...] The trace from a falling object could be seen in Yekaterinburg, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Chelyabinsk, another Reuters witness said.
Sydney Morning . . . → Read More: Updates: Video reveals strange blasts during ‘meteorite rain’ over Russia — Explosions in lower atmosphere — Over 500 reported injured — Only hours before asteroid due to make close flyby
>>> Updates Here: ‘Meteorite Rain’ over Russia — Explosions in lower atmosphere — Injuries reported — Only hours before asteroid due to make close flyby <<<
AP at 12:20a ET: A Russian emergencies official says at least 1 meteorite has fallen in Chelyabinsk region
Listen to the intense boom . . . → Read More: Video & Audio: At least 1 meteorite has fallen -Russian Emergency Official
Blasts rock Orenburg polygon, RIA, Oct 9, 2012: According to preliminary data, the spontaneous missile explosion at the polygon near Orenburg has caused no casualties. The military were to dispose of several missiles, which spontaneously detonated resulting in a series of major blasts. A train loaded with missiles prepared for disposal has caught . . . → Read More: Massive mushroom-like cloud in Russia after ‘spontaneous missile explosion’ — Shockwave caught on film, felt 25 miles away — Entire town in plumes of black smoke — “No nuclear arms involved” – No risk to public, public evacuated (VIDEOS)
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Title: Russia announces enormous finds of radioactive waste and nuclear reactors in Arctic seas Source: Bellona Date: Aug 28, 2012
[...] The Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom confirmed the figures in February of this year during a seminar it jointly held with Bellona in Moscow. [...]
The catalogue of . . . → Read More: Russian Gov’t: 14 nuclear reactors dumped in ocean — Some filled with fuel “could reachieve criticality & explode” (VIDEO)
Title: Russia faced major nuclear disaster in 2011: report Source: Reuters Author: Guy Faulconbridge Date: 12:15 p.m. CST, February 14, 2012
Russia came close to nuclear disaster in late December when a blaze engulfed a nuclear-powered submarine carrying atomic weapons, a leading Russian magazine reported, contradicting official assurances that it was not armed. [...]
. . . → Read More: Reuters: Russian sub had atomic weapons onboard when engulfed by flames — On brink of major nuclear disaster last Dec. -Report