Ongoing nuclear gamble in Ukraine September 5, 2022

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
Photo: IAEA | CC BY 2.0

Robert Dodge, MD, PSR Board Member | The Hill

We recently marked six months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; U.S. and Russia tensions are their greatest since the Cold War, and we are closer today to the brink of nuclear war than at any time in the nuclear age.

This has been real potential on two fronts for nuclear disaster in Ukraine: There have been overt threats from Russia of the potential of use of nuclear weapons as well as close-calls and attacks on the world’s largest nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia.

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