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.
The radiation fingerprint from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has finally reached the US shores, specifically in the West Coast. Is it bad news for Americans?
The Chernobyl disaster is the most infamous nuclear accident ever recorded in history. However, reports revealed that Russia had a secret nuclear disaster with magnitudes that almost equates to the Chernobyl catastrophe. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Mayak Nuclear accident in Russia, but it seems that it is not that well known.
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.
Is Japan headed for another nuclear disaster? The country has recently announced plans of reusing soil from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site even before it reaches a safety level, while two nuclear reactors of the Kansai Electric Power Company were approved for extended use.
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.
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.
The destructive earthquake and tsunami that triggered a catastrophe at Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant are now four years behind us, but the effects of that disaster are still being felt today. Now a new study has revealed that even as ecosystems slowly recover, Fukushima's native bird population is actually dwindling more than ever - and researchers think they know why.
Monitoring efforts taken along the West Coast of the United States and Canada have revealed that radiation from the 2011 Fukushima Daiiachi nuclear power plant disaster is still washing in. However, don't let the media hype fool you. Experts are quick to add that the trace amounts of radiation discovered is completely harmless to humans.
Even nearly three decades after the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, grazing animals in Norway are still feeling the effects. Reindeer in particular have seen a stunning amount of radioactive contamination, boasting disturbing and inordinate levels of the radioactive substance Caesium-137. Alarmingly, this most current season had led to surprisingly high levels of radioactive concentration.