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30 years later, $1.6B mega-project finally puts Chernobyl to rest

30 years later, $1.6B mega-project finally puts Chernobyl to rest The Chernobyl reactor (hereafter, Chernobyl) has of course been buried in concrete and steel this entire time, but it’s also been 30 years since Russian authorities put that original “sarcophagus” into place.And the project, called New Safe Confinement, certainly was mega.

Fukushima's Reactor #2 is far more radioactive than previously realized, but no sign of containment breach

Fukushima's Reactor #2 is far more radioactive than previously realized, but no sign of containment breach Specifically, the company had found some of the fuel debris associated with the failure of Reactor #2 at the bottom of the reactor’s containment vessel.Previous measurements of the radiation inside the containment vessel had pointed to an exposure level of 73 sieverts per hour.

Scientists find incredibly high levels of pollution in the Mariana Trench, including low-sodium Spam

Scientists find incredibly high levels of pollution in the Mariana Trench, including low-sodium Spam Yep, that’s a can of luncheon meat from 2001, at 5 km down on the slopes of the Mariana Trench.A recent submarine expedition to the deepest reaches of the ocean uncovered such sublime traces of human influence as flame retardant chemicals and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs), like PCBs, Budweiser, and low-sodium Spam.