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Tag: Nuclear Meltdown

VICE: Holiday in Chernobyl: Tourism in the Exclusion Zone

Thirty years after the worst nuclear accident in history, Chernobyl has become a tourist attraction. Tens of thousands of people are believed to have died prematurely from the catastrophe which spread a radioactive cloud over Europe in 1986, but last year 17,000 people visited the so-called exclusion zone anyway.  

The Japan Times: Toshiba demonstrates remote-controlled spent nuclear fuel removal device

Toshiba Corp. showed a device that will be used to pull fuel rod assemblies from the spent fuel pool inside reactor 3 building at the Fukushima No. 1 plant.  

Tom Scott: Containing the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History: Chernobyl’s New Confinement Structure

Deep in rural Ukraine sits what was once the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station. Now, it’s the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history: and one that still needs to be contained, thirty years later. How do you deal with something that’ll be this toxic for so long into the future?  

The New York Times: The Animals of Chernobyl

Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of Chernobyl, Ukraine.