Radioactive particles are mysteriously floating across Europe, leaving everyone baffled, including the experts.
530 sieverts could kill a person if exposed, and that only one sievert is enough to result in infertility, loss of hair and cataracts.
Everybody is well aware that the nuclear accident in Chernobyl is the worst nuclear accident in modern history. It directly caused the deaths of 50 people, with an additional 4,000 fatalities that were caused by exposure to radiation.
A gigantic steel cage has been designed and constructed over the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, which is infamous for one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes in history. More than 30 years after the explosion, the dreaded reactor has been finally sealed off.
This could potentially provide a power source for thousands of years, because of the longstanding half-life of the radioactive substances.
A massive mushroom cloud made Russians for their safety. The residents immediately contacted the emergency services out of panic and initially suspected that a deadly nuclear explosion has occurred.
Ukraine is planning to convert Chernobyl into a solar farm that can provide more than 1,000 megawatts of solar power and 400 megawatts of other renewable energy.
Tokyo was hit by a 5 magnitude earthquake, although no damage or injuries were reported, the authorities inspected a nuclear plant located in the affected area.
Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery of a rare nanoporous material that could clear up and recycle radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in a safer and cheaper way than current practices, eliminating the risk of a dangerous explosion.
In light of recent nuclear events around the world, the Belgian government has decided to provide emergency-use iodine pills in case of a nuclear disaster. But these pills can only do so much.
Thirty years after the world's worst nuclear reaction disaster, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor is now due for a new sarcophagus, or protective shell.
Scientists and researchers are studying the effects of contaminated environments on animals. After decades of devastation due to nuclear radiation, they've found that Chernobyl, site of the world's most historically catastrophic nuclear accident, now appears to be a refuge and breeding ground for wild animals whose populations have shown an increase in numbers despite the contamination in the area. The question now is, if animal life can return to the area, can people eventually repopulate the once barren wasteland and survive?
A recent study confirmed that wild boar, wolves and other wildlife are living around Chernobyl. Here are other spots now mostly free of humans that have wild pasts but are now thick with wildlife.
Thirty years after Russia's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and released massive amounts of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, driving human inhabitants to permanently abandon the area, this so-called "dead zone" has become home to multiple thriving wildlife populations.