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Paying For Disaster

TITLE: ABLAZE AUTHOR: PIERS PAUL READ PUBLISHER: RANDOM HOUSE; 362 PAGES; $25 THE BOTTOM LINE: The tale of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl is told with...

Chernobyl: Who Knows How Many Will Die?

The people of Pripyat had no way of knowing that their small Ukrainian town was dying that morning as they gazed at the ruddy glow over Chernobyl reactor No. 4...

Environment: The Chernobyl Cover-Up

The Soviet government's first reaction to the 1986 catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear plant was to hide it from the world. Only when confronted with...

Soviet Union We Are Still Not Satisfied

On the surface, relations among the nearly 600 delegates to last week's symposium on the nuclear accident at Chernobyl were cordial, detached and scientific...

Mikhail Gorbachev

At 55, Mikhail Gorbachev is likely to be the Soviet leader who will lead his country into the next millennium. Yet in the past year he acted as though he had...

Does Ireland Point the Way Out of Our Economic Mess?

This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was...

Deadly Meltdown

The first warning came in Sweden. At 9 a.m. on Monday, April 28, technicians at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant, 60 miles north of Stockholm, noticed disturbing...

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