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Today in History: April 26, Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster

Apr. 26, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 26, the 117th day of 2024. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1986, an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine caused radioactive fallout...

Operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant prepares to restart another plant

Apr. 15, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said on Monday that it has obtained permission from safety regulators to start loading atomic fuel into a reactor at its only operable plant in north-central Japan, which it is keen to restart for the first...

UN atomic watchdog says the status of Russian-occupied Ukraine nuclear plant is 'extremely serious'

Apr. 09, 2024 09:45 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion caused by an alleged drone attack at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine on Tuesday posed no direct threat to its safety but underscored the “extremely serious situation” at the facility that repeatedly has been caught in the war 's crossfire, the...