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Juneau, Chernobyl make list of 'worst' vacation destinations

...outrage to a Wall Street Journal article that ranks Juneau with Chernobyl as one of the worst vacation destinations in the world...list the city as one of the five runners-up, along with Chernobyl, site of the worst nuclear accident in history, and Los...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101899/Loc_destination.html
Local
My turn: Panel needed so public has say in oil drilling issues

All industrial disasters, like Chernobyl, Bhopal, Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon and Fukushima, share three fundamental underlying causes: industry negligence, failed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-07-19/panel-needed-so-public-has-say-oil-dr
Opinion
Rigid nuclear safety standards are needed before nuclear power is expanded

...of the local population. Most of the radioactive particles drifted out to sea. Yet the worst nuclear plant disaster since Chernobyl has sparked renewed debate over how much the United States and other nations should rely on nuclear power. The Japanese accident...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-04-14/rigid-nuclear-safety-standards-are-ne
Opinion
Outside editorial: After Fukushima

...Scale. That's the same rating as the Chernobyl accident of 1986. Some experts convincingly...arguing that the release of radiation from Chernobyl was much worse than the situation in...earlier nuclear accidents: not only Chernobyl but the less severe Three Mile Island...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-04-25/outside-editorial-after-fukushima
Opinion
Chernobyl Diaries

Synopsis: A group of friends go vacationing near the site of the Chernobyl disaster and find that the abandoned city of Prypiat isn't quite as empty as they thought in this Oren Peli-produced horror film from Warner Bros. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Chernobyl Diaries

Now Playing Synopsis: An extreme vacation turns terrifying when a group of friends visit the Chernobyl disaster site, and learn that some nightmares never die. Conceived and produced by Paranormal Activity's Oren Peli, Chernobyl Diaries gets underway as six thrill-seeking tourists hire a fearless tour guide, and travel to the abandoned Ukrainian city of Pripyat. Back when the Chernobyl nuclear reactor was up and running, Pripyat was the place the workers called home. But 25 years after one of the worst power-plant accidents in history, the city serves as an eerily silent testament to the dangers of nuclear power. Later, after getting unexpectedly stranded in Pripyat, the tourists and their guide realize they are being hunted. Now the harder they try to flee, the faster their numbers dwindle until only a few are left standing. Only then will the unspeakable terror that stalks these deserted streets finally emerge from the shadows to launch one last relentless, terrifying attack. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Dimitri Diatchenko, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Devin Kelley, Jesse McCartney, Nathan Phillips, Jonathan Sadowski Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The evolution of 'Godzilla': Japanese fans weigh in

...survivor gasping, "Gojira."Thrown in the plot are ambitious American news reporters, a French spy, a scientist studying Chernobyl and a bunch of Godzilla eggs in Madison Square Garden.A big no-no to Godzilla fans was the monster's fate at the end...

http://juneauempire.com/actor/2014-07-27/evolution-godzilla-japanese-fans-weigh
Empire Editorial: Is Fukushima tainting one of Alaska's most valuable resources?

...does not pose a risk to humans or marine life, they've said.That's good news. But that's what scientists said about Chernobyl before later finding they had gravely underestimated its negative effects.What does concern Buesseler, who wrote on this...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-25/empire-editorial-fukushima-tainting-o
Opinion
Scientists on watch at Russian reactor

...American scientists will be among those on Y2K duty when a Chernobyl-style nuclear reactor in the Russian Far East passes into...immediate threat. Bilibino's reactors are similar to those at Chernobyl, where a 1986 explosion exposed 5 million people to radioactive...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122899/Loc_ussr.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...recent Soviet and Russian history. The 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, too catastrophic to deny, forced the...officials, and changes in nuclear policy were implemented. Chernobyl had terrible human consequences, but one salutary political...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082000/Ope_editorial.shtml

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