The Chernobyl nuclear power plant sits in a 1,000-square-mile fenced-off no-mans land near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine. It's a graveyard of unmarked burial sites for machinery used in the cleanup and spent fuel from other nuclear power plants in Russia.
The former Fukushima supervisor of damage assessment of the tsunami-devastated nuclear reactor has died of cancer. His decision not to follow a corporate order prevented Chernobyl-like explosions of overheated Fukushima reactors.
Samples taken from 27 wild boars captured in northern Italy during the hunting season revealed the animals to be radioactive. Traces of the radioactive isotope cesium-137 exceeded the legal limit by 10 times.
Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission has raised the severity level of the crises at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest rating on the international scale. The event is now rated as a Level 7, which equals the disaster at Chernobyl.
If any good is ever to come out of the Chernobyl disaster, it will have to be in the form of lessons learned. A new study is providing some evidence that the Chernobyl exclusion zone is causing physiological changes in wildlife.
National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig is determined the world’s worst nuclear accident should not be forgotten. And is returning to Chernobyl 25 years on to photograph the site and people who live and work there.
The site of a major nuclear disaster may not be the first spot most people think of when planning a holiday, but those interested in such a visit will soon be able to take part in government-approved tours of the area around the Chernobyl power plant.
Chernobyl stands as a stark reminder of a deadly past and a possible future that may be revisited. Radiation still leaks to this day. Russia’s wildfires this year didn't help matters, spilling into the contaminated forests.
Frustrated farmers in western Germany want to call in the army to bring hordes of rampaging wild boar under control. The animals have destroyed hundreds of acres of maize – Indian corn – and are threatening further serious damage to the autumn harvest
Chernobyl isn’t a nice place. It’s wiping out animal populations, drawing in others, and wiping them out. Mutation levels are high. The animals aren't deformed, just dying. So is the credibility of much of the information about Chernobyl.
Fungus living in the walls of a failed nuclear reactor in Chernobyl was found with high melanin content, implying it survived living under dangerous radiation. Fungus might be a possible food source in high-radiation places like outer space.
Twenty years after the disaster at Chernobyl nuclear plant wildlife seems to be returning. Wild packs of wolves, wild boars, fox, rabbits and snakes all wander through small villages that dot the landscape.
I spent 20 years working in the public sector, and I know when I smell something bad. I have never seen anything quite as evasive as the official version of the situation at Chernobyl. You'd think someone had spilled their drink at a cocktail party.
MOSCOW (voa) - Ukraine is preparing to mark the 17th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the worst nuclear accident in history. The country's president Leonid Kuchma laid flowers Friday at the memorial dedicated to those who helped to contain the nu...
WASHINGTON (voa) - U.S. Democrats are criticizing a plan to transport the nation's nuclear waste to a storage facility beneath the Nevada desert.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote next week on a Bush administration plan to build a pe...