Editorial: traces of the fear of Chernobyl
At Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden on April 28, radioactive particles were detected on clothing worn by staff. The Swedes went on a search where these were from. Thirty years back, this was the initial hint to the free world about a severe nuclear disaster in Western part of the Soviet Union with contaminated clouds spreading across Europe.
Dozens of flights above a reactor in flames
«I went there twice,» says a most unique liquidator of the nuclear catastrophe, the Lithuanian helicopter pilot Algirdas.
25.04.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
Cleaning up Chernobyl to take decades
Perhaps surprisingly, Estonia is still investing tens of thousands of euros in liquidation of the effects of Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Also, Estonia is symbolically involved in the opening of the nuclear waste storage to be opened next year – among many others, equipment made in Estonia is used as well.
25.04.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
North-East Estonia vulnerable to nuclear disaster in Russia
Leningrad Oblast environmentalists are sounding an alarm, assessing that the soon completed nuclear power station in Sosnovy Bor is endangering Narva and Sillamäe as builders wink at security measures.
17.02.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Analyst doesn't support creating Baltic nuclear weapons free zone
According to an analyst at the International Center for Defence and Security (ICDS) think tank based in Tallinn, the suggestion of the U.S. think tank Stimson Center that a nuclear weapons free zone should be set up in the Baltic region is unrealistic and it would not help to reduce the possible wish of Russia to use nuclear weapons in the region.
US think tank suggests creating Baltic nuclear weapons free zone
According to a report published by the U.S. think tank Stimson Center on Tuesday, the danger of nuclear war in the Baltic-Nordic region is small, but it could be reduced further by setting up a nuclear weapons free zone which would be managed by neutral countries in the region.
Rising defence spending in all of NATO looks unlikely
Though members of NATO pledged last fall to increase their defense spending to 2 percent of their gross domestic products by 2024, it is unrealistic to assume that this goal will ever be reached by all 28 allies, says Carnegie Europe head Jan Techau.
19.10.2015, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Editorial: a nuke deal better than the alternatives
Yesterday, a nuclear deal was achieved between Iran and six major powers – USA, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany – in hopes to keep Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. In return, sanctions imposed on the Islamic state will be eased. Meanwhile, it is feared that the agreement (already called «morally dubious») may strengthen the Iranian regime known as a dedicated and capable financer of terrorism.
Paldiski to get cleansed of radioactive waste
Under the soviet rule, a nuclear submarine training centre was built in Paldiski, near Tallinn. Once the occupation forces pulled out, radioactive waste was left behind. Yesterday, the government decided to grant over €2m to find out the amount thereof – and how to make it safe.
Estonia calls on North Korea to develop Its society, not create a nuclear weapon
At the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet condemned the nuclear test North Korea carried out on 12 February, reported Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Estonia condemns North Korean nuclear test
Estonia denounces the nuclear test North Korea carried out on Tuesday.