Tag Archive: Chernobyl

Jul 29 2015

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?  

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Dec 03 2014

Danny Cooke: Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl

Armed with a drone, a camera and a dosimeter Geiger counter, cinematographer Danny Cooke explored the remains of Pripyat and Chernobyl in this stunningly melancholic short film. Danny describes; Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl whilst working for CBS News on a ’60 Minutes’ episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014. …

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Jun 06 2014

Science Bulletins: Chernobyl’s Birds Adapt to Radiation

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had a high ecological cost, with local wildlife suffering from physical deformities and reduced populations. The site has since emerged as a unique environment for scientists to study the long-term effects of continuous radiation exposure on plants and animals. A recent study showed that many bird species are surprisingly adaptable to …

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May 08 2014

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.  

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Oct 13 2013

Jim Smith: Is the future nuclear?

Hosted by the institute of physics, this lecture with professor Jim Smith on the future of nuclear energy. Smith is an environmental physicist from Portsmouth University and he is an expert in the Chernobyl accident’s causes and consequences. The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. They are a charitable organisation with a worldwide …

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