May 8, 2016

Chernobyl survivor's ink-wash art pays tribute to Fukushima

A Belarusian man is making ink-wash paintings themed on the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima as a way to support their recovery efforts. “I hope to encourage the Japanese people by showing them that I’m healthy 30 years after the disaster, being involved ...

Ukraine prepares to mark 30 years since Chernobyl

Apr 18, 2016

Ukraine prepares to mark 30 years since Chernobyl

Ukraine is preparing to mark 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster, the world’s worst nuclear accident whose death toll remains a mystery and which continues to jeopardize the local population’s health. More than 200 tons of uranium remain inside the reactor that exploded three ...

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Apr 18, 2016

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Defying radioactive contamination and a government evacuation order, Yevgeny Markevich returned to his beloved Chernobyl shortly after it suffered the world’s worst nuclear accident, 30 years ago this week. The sturdy 78-year-old former teacher is among 158 people still living in the 30 kilometer ...

Jun 20, 2014

Japanese satellites enter orbit to monitor Fukushima, Chernobyl

A pair of small Japanese satellites for monitoring environmental changes around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and capturing images of areas around the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine were placed in orbit shortly after they were launched Thursday night from a Russian base. The ...