Nuclear blast zone is new wildlife ‘paradise’
Twenty-nine years ago humans were forced to evacuate the area surrounding Chernobyl after a devastating nuclear meltdown. Now, it is teeming with wildlife. Why?
Wall of ice to stop Fukushima radiation leak
Radiation levels are spiking at a Japanese nuclear plant as deadly pollutants seep into the ocean, forcing the government to take desperate measures. Is nuclear energy worth the price?
After nuclear meltdown, reactor is safe, says Japan
Eight months after a massive tsunami destroyed its key nuclear power plant, Japan is now saying that the site is under control. Why did we rush to predict Armageddon at the time?
Japanese elderly volunteer for nuclear clean-up
It could take five years to clear up after Japan’s earthquake and nuclear disaster. But a group of old age pensioners is inspiring others by volunteering to work in the crippled power plant.
Tectonic shift, reactors and waves of hostility
In recent days, Japan has experienced destruction on an unprecedented scale. But as recovery gets underway, a new threat has appeared on the horizon.
In radioactive wilderness, old dangers remain
Twenty-five years after the disaster at Chernobyl, the area around is deserted. Wolves roam through the abandoned towns. And worryingly, the reactor's concrete shell is starting to crumble.