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Estimating health impacts after a nuclear accident is more complicated than you might think.
Thousands of bags of radioactive rubble near Fukushima, 2016.
The nuclear operator was nowhere near adequately covered for the disaster. And it's not just a Japanese problem.
Nobel Prize for Literature winner Svetlana Alexievich.
Employing a unique literary method that blurred the genres of oral history and documentary prose, the Nobel Prize for Literature winner told the stories of a traumatized people.
Giving voice to the voiceless.
The Belarussian is a worthy winner, but the Nobel is getting further and further away from its lofty origins.
Elk, deer and wolves are becoming increasingly common in Chernobyl.
Atomic cloud over Hiroshima.
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Any nuclear weapon exchange or major nuclear plant meltdown will immediately lead to a global public health emergency. What can we learn from past events to help prepare?
The Fukushima disaster was a dark chapter for nuclear power - but high-profile accidents are far from the only downside.
Is nuclear power worth it? No, says Mark Diesendorf – it's never been a major world energy force, it has caused huge accidents, and its greenhouse emissions are higher than many people realise.
You can try and control it, but radiation is everywhere.
John Von Radowitz /PA
Radiation is everywhere. We catch it from the sun’s rays in the sky, and from the rocks beneath our feet. It comes from television sets, radios and mobile phones. We absorb it from certain fruits, vegetables…