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Heavy Water: A film for Chernobyl. Produced by Sevent Art Productions A film by David Bickerstaff and Phil Grabsky Poetry by Mario Petrucci "more an art piece than a documentary but is powerfully imagined" - The Telegraph "every frame is a stunning photograph in itself" - The Times "haunting images of the devastation" - Radio Times "this is powerful stuff" - Critic's Choice, Time Out "Both an exquisite indictment of tyranny's disregard for technology, and an articulate elegy for human rights.

Heavy Water: A film for Chernobyl

Magnificent" - The Guardian Press Comments for Petrucci's book length poem. English Russia » Lost City of Chernobyl. “In matters nuclear one thing is certain: there is no protection in an iron curtain.” A letter in The Times May 3rd, 1986. On the 26th of April 1986 shortly after midnight, to be precise, at 1:23 GMT, there occurred near the Ukrainian town of Chornobyl a tremendous explosion at a huge nuclear power plant, followed by a gradual meltdown of the reactor No. 4. Chornobyl is situated 80 miles north-west of Kiev, the ancient capital of Ukraine and the Soviet Union’s third largest city. It was by far the worst nuclear reactor accident ever, which immediately sent a radioactive cloud across neighbouring Byelorussia, Poland and the Baltic Republics towards Scandinavia. Within days, borne by shifting winds, radioactive mists wafted beyond Soviet borders and spread across most of Europe causing anxiety, apprehension and fear.

Nuclear Reactionaries - T. A. Frank. Grand old particles: Republican Senators Jim Bunning of Kentucky and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee at a 2009 hearing on nuclear power.

Nuclear Reactionaries - T. A. Frank

Photo: Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images. Fukushima... Chernobyl Legacy. Adam Higginbotham: Chernobyl 20 years on. It's late and growing colder; darkness gathers in the stairwell, and nothing breaks the silence but the grinding of broken glass underfoot.

Adam Higginbotham: Chernobyl 20 years on

Outside, the February snow has settled deeply around a Ferris wheel no one has ever ridden; the clock above the municipal swimming pool remains frozen at six minutes to 12. Long after everyone had left, the streetlights still came on every night, and his secret visits to the empty town would frighten Valeri Sluckij a little. But now, at 59, he is used to it: 'It's hard,' he says. 'I spent the best years of my youth here. But you can get used to anything.' Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Current Background Radiation Levels - Chernobyl and Eastern Europe Blog. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Information Department has released a new report about ongoing work at the facility. In addition to general information, the report provides background radiation measurements at several plant locations.

The measurements are (in milli-Sieverts per hour):Administration building - 0.41 mSv/hrVisitor Center near the Sarcophagus (object "Shelter") - 6.93 mSv/hrLocal areas at the Sarcophagus (object "Shelter") - 40.0 mSv/hrPhoto by: Mond. Chernobyl Exclusion Zone 2008-2009. My visit to the nuclear wasteland of Chernobyl & Pripyat. Viva Ukraine. : pics. A place to share photographs and pictures. Feel free to post your own, but please read the rules first (see below), and note that we are not a catch-all for general images (of screenshots, comics, etc.) Please mark spoilers like this:[text here](/spoiler) Hover over to read. No screenshots, pictures with added, or superimposed text. This includes image macros, comics, infographics and most diagrams. These photographs of present-day Chernobyl are utterly haunting. Even in an orderly evacuation, there are often people who don't want to go for various reasons, or just unruly kids, that might need to be dragged out for their own safety.

These photographs of present-day Chernobyl are utterly haunting

Most of the news coverage was pretty heavily filtered and censored at the time, so if there were isolated problems, it is unlikely that they'd have been documented well. Of course, given the time elapsed, they may not be blood (all sorts of natural fungus/lichen are rust colored.) Not to be a buzzkill, but I'm guessing that's paint. Or something not at all related to the accident, or evacuation. Spooky places are spooky for all kinds of non-meltdowny reasons. Blood? Use your imagination... Blood? 'Chernobyl Baby' Explains Life In A Fallout Zone. Nastassia Astrasheuskaya joined Reuters as a correspondent in December 2010.

'Chernobyl Baby' Explains Life In A Fallout Zone

She was born on Aug. 31, 1989, in the Belarussian city of Mogilev, three years after the nuclear disaster at the Ukrainian Chernobyl, 500 km (320 miles) away. By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) - I wasn't even born when Chernobyl blew up, but its deadly legacy haunted my childhood. One girl at my school had six fingers on one hand. My thyroid gland is permanently enlarged and the fear of cancer will never leave me or my family.


Mario Petrucci. Resurgence. WHAT POETRY CAN DO FOR US Resurgence Review, 2004 Philip Gross hears the living voices of Chernobyl.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Heavy Water: a poem for Chernobyl Mario Petrucci, Enitharmon, London, 2004. £8.95. Half Life: Poems for Chernobyl Mario Petrucci, Heaventree Press, Coventry. 2004. £5 Voices from Chernobyl ed. Mario Petrucci – Interviews. Click here for Mario being asked about how he approaches poetry, the 'rules' of poetry, war, science and Chernobyl (Dmytro Drozdovskyi, Ukraine 2006) Click here to read an interview with Melissa Hunt on the nature of poetry for The Loop magazine, March 2008 Click here to read 'Taking the Pulse': an interview for Writewords on Mario's writing practice, April 2005 Click here for Sally Carthew's wide-ranging interview (John Tranter/ Jacket 25) Click here to read Mario's response to the question 'Why do you write?'

Mario Petrucci – Interviews

, posed by the Royal Literary Fund, 2009. MARIO PETRUCCI. The Eternities of Poetry An interview with Dmytro Drozdovsyki [Kyiv, Ukraine] How did you start writing?


For what reason? What was your road into the Land of Literature? As a child I never thought of myself as a potential author. In all kinds of ways, I came to writing alarmingly late. When I did start writing, I joined an excellent and supportive group in London. My debut collection of poems, Shrapnel and Sheets, appeared in 1996 via Gladys Mary Coles at Headland after a long period of publishing in small magazines and journals. I recently completed Heavy Water (Enitharmon) and Half Life (Heaventree), sibling collections both launched on 26 April 2004 to mark the 18th anniversary of the Chernobyl explosion.

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New Safe Confinement. The New Safe Confinement under construction The New Safe Confinement (NSC or New Shelter) is the structure intended to contain the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, Ukraine, part of which was destroyed by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

New Safe Confinement

The primary goal of the NSC is to prevent the reactor complex from leaking radioactive material into the environment and the secondary goal is to allow a future partial deconstruction of the old structure. Chernobyl: the true scale of the accident. Sweden after Chernobyl. This paper was prepared for the Eleventh Annual Symposium of the Uranium Institute in London, September 2-4, 1986.

Sweden after Chernobyl

PUBLIC OPIONION AND NUCLEAR ENERGY: Sweden after Chernobyl Hans L Zetterberg. Chernobyl haunts engineer who alerted world - April 28, 1996. April 26, 1996 Web posted at: UPPSALA, Sweden (Reuter) - Swedish nuclear engineer Cliff Robinson was puzzled when the radiation detector went off as he tried to enter his office at the Forsmark nuclear power plant early in the morning of April 26, 1986. Startled by a second alarm, he checked the radiation levels of a shoe and could not believe his eyes. Readings had soared and there were signs of radioactive substances never seen at Forsmark before. "My first thought was that a war had broken out and that somebody had blown up a nuclear bomb," he told Reuters in an interview.

Background (on) radiation

Chernobyl 'caused Sweden cancers' More than 800 people in northern Sweden may have developed cancer as a result of the fallout of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, a new study claims. Swedish scientists said the "Chernobyl effect" was the only likely explanation for 849 cancer cases they came across. But their findings met with scepticism from some other experts who think the radiation fallout in Sweden was not likely to cause such a rise in cases. A radioactive cloud swept across north Europe after the disaster in Ukraine.

The study monitored cancer cases among more than 1.1 million people exposed to radioactive fallout in northern Sweden between 1988 and 1996. Martin Tondel, a researcher at Sweden's Linkoeping University who headed the study, said that, of 22,400 cancer cases, 849 could be statistically attributed to Chernobyl. He said that, after other factors such as smoking, population density and age had been taken into account, it seemed the only possible explanation. Doubt expressed. Chernobyl radioactive waste returned. Collecting soil samples from areas contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster. Chernobyl death toll grossly underestimated. Chernobylhealthreport. "Liquidators" Endured Chernobyl, 25 Years Ago. Photograph by Igor Kostin, Sygma/Corbis This story is part of a special series that explores energy issues. Inside Chernobyl.

Petrified ruin: Chernobyl, Pripyat and the death of the city   Excerpt from Paul Dobraszczyk. A second life for the inhabitants of Chernobyl. Slavutych. David McMillan: Chernobyl Photographs.