‘Underwater Chernobyl’: Norway burying Nazi submarine in sand to stem leak of toxic chemicals

A Dutch firm has been commissioned by the Norwegian government to bury a sunken Nazi submarine in sand to stop the 1,800 barrels of toxic chemicals onboard from leaking into the sea. More than 60 years after the 2,400-ton U-boat was torpedoed by the British Navy off the coast of Norway, the vessel continues to […]

Life inside Chernobyl, one of the most polluted places on earth

Share this article Almost exactly 32 years after an accidental nuclear explosion reduced Chernobyl to rubble, Emma Thomson discovers the reality of life—and radiation—in this remote Ukrainian region as it begins to come alive again. Ivan’s back is bowed as if the falling snow, gathering on his threadbare coat and Cossack fur hat, were leaden. […]

Record levels of radiation found in Swedish wild boar 32yrs after Chernobyl

Thirty two years on from the Chernobyl disaster, the highest ever radiation level measured in wild boar meat in Sweden has been recorded – a whopping 25 times greater than the safe limit for meat consumption. The radioactive animal, shot in Tierp Uppsala County on the eastern coast of Sweden, was found to have a […]

‘Bringing dead city back to life’: Urban explorers turn on Chernobyl lights (PHOTOS)

Two Polish urban explorers have lit up the city of Pripyat which was abandoned after the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant in 1986. Krystian Machnik and Adam Bojanowski, who are founders of an online group that visits and documents sites contaminated with radioactivity, say they were driven to make the pilgrimage to the site […]

17 stunning photos that show what the radioactive area around Chernobyl looks like more than 30 years after the explosion

Gleb Garanich/Reuters On April 26, 1986, a radioactive release 10 times bigger than the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power station inside the Soviet Union. It would go down in history as one of the worst disasters of its kind. The explosion blasted radioactive gas and dust into the air, and […]

Radioactive pigs are wandering Central Europe, 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Thirty years after a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, radiation is still turning up in some unexpected places: for instance, in the wild boars tramping through the mountains of the Czech Republic — almost a thousand miles away. These radioactive boars aren’t turning into teenage mutant ninja pigs, but they […]