Fear of nuclear energy runs deep but it may be the most efficient and clean energy source we have, albeit with complications
Thirty years on from one of the worst radiation leaks in history, several countries have moved to phase out nuclear energy production altogether, and experts say another accident would kill the industry
Thirty years on from the tragedy of Chernobyl (theguardian.com, 26 April), the potential of nuclear power to provide cheap, safe, decarbonised energy is not diminished. While we pause to reflect on this worst imaginable accident,...
We meet the people most affected by the nuclear catastrophe, from the Pripyat evacuee to the daughter of a KGB first responder
Three generations explain how their lives were transformed by the nuclear explosion in 1986
When they visited Australia in 1997, Chernobyl victims were left in no doubt Indigenous communities wanted uranium left safely in the ground – but the government continues to sign deals to dig it up
Series of events held to commemorate the tragedy, which remains the worst nuclear accident in history
Thirty years after reporting the nuclear meltdown, Kim Willsher returns to consider the new ‘disaster tourism’
Thirty years has passed since events in Chernobyl, while Japan marks the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. We need more than ever to have a reasoned discussion on the issues
Three decades after the nuclear disaster, the concrete protecting the reactor is starting to crack. Yet people still live there – and a new virtual reality project will take many more inside the ‘death zone’
Tens of thousands were evacuated from the neighbouring city of Pripyat following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Lynn Hilton visits the deserted city – and finds homes, schools and a fairground left to decay
Evacuees from the Chernobyl nuclear accident remember relatives, friends and colleagues who died – and the abandoned city declared unsafe for 24,000 years
Contrary to the article by James Hansen, Kerry Emanuel, Ken Caldeira and Tom Wigley (Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change, 3 December), many scientists around the world remain sceptical that...
Luxembourg will tell the story of primitive society in a permanent nuclear winter – and will be the second time Miroslav Slaboshpitsky has shot at the location
People were evacuated after the Chernobyl accident, but what happened to the local wildlife? A new study shows that wildlife in the Chernobyl disaster zone is thriving, indicating that the presence of humans is more damaging...
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