Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Ukraine is still struggling to find a nuclear waste storage solution. Environmentalists say the construction of a waste processing plant next to the stricken reactor is a bad idea.
People in Crimea are experiencing unusual symptoms after reports of an incident at a titanium plant. Authorities claim there is no threat to public health on the peninsula, but children have nonetheless been evacuated.
Oksana Masters, who was born with radiation-induced birth defects caused by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, has won Paralympic gold in cross country skiing. She had won two previous medals at the 2014 Sochi games.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has led a somber ceremony in Tokyo to mark the seventh anniversary of the tsunami disaster. The tragedy killed some 18,500 people and triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
The twin reactors have left their home port of St. Petersburg for a long, slow journey to Siberia. Environmentalists have slammed the mobile maritime reactors, saying an accident could damage parts of the Arctic.
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