How dangerous is low-level radiation to children?

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Sunscreen chemical research fails to find harm

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U.S. aid for Greenland prompts praise and suspicion in Denmark

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A federal dispute centers on how much state-subsidized power plants — like nuclear plants — are paid in the wholesale electricity market.

Coronavirus cases at Limerick nuclear station raised concern

After two workers test positive at Limerick, energy companies require social distancing and test workers for symptoms.

Chernobyl fire under control, Ukraine officials say

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Chernobyl: Ukraine crews extinguish forest fires in exclusion zone

Firefighters worked for 10 days to extinguish fires that broke out in the forest around the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

A forest fire is currently burning near Chernobyl. What will happen if it gets there?

The Chernobyl nuclear accident happened 34 years ago this month, and now a new disaster could be bearing down on the region.

Ukraine: Wildfires draw dangerously close to Chernobyl site

Wildfires in Ukraine have spread to just over a mile from the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant and a disposal site for radioactive waste, according to activists, as more than 300 firefighters work to contain the blaze.

Chernobyl wildfires reignite, stirring up radiation

Wildfires are common in the so-called Zone of Alienation around the abandoned Chernobyl plant. A larger-than-typical fire is stirring up radiation, though levels remain normal in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital.
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