nuclear fallout


Scientists Discover Atomic-Forged Glass on Hiroshima's Beaches

Hiroshima's beaches are covered in nuclear fallout debris.
Matthew Gault

Melting Glaciers Could Unleash Nuclear Fallout Trapped Within the Ice

An international research project found that high concentrations of radioactive material in glaciers around the world could be exposed due to climate change.
Sarah Emerson
nuclear fallout

America Is Not Prepared for Nuclear War, Public Health Experts Warn

A gathering of experts organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said the US isn’t ready for the public health crisis that would follow a nuclear blast.
Matthew Gault
Russian Road Trip

Road-Tripping to One of the Most Radioactive Places on Earth

VICE's Abdullah Saeed, Danielle Neftin, and Dina Rayzman venture through Russia and into Kazakhstan to visit the "Polygon," the Soviet Union's primary nuclear test site.
VICE Staff
Radioactive Dogs

Please Do Not Pet the Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl

Fallout dogs IRL.
Becky Ferreira
The End of Days

How to Survive the First Hour of a Nuclear Attack

Experts helped us picture exactly what would happen.
Olga Oksman
nuclear fallout

Six years after a nuclear disaster, Fukushima residents are being forced to return home

David Gilbert

Photos of the Community Inside Chernobyl's Nuclear Exclusion Zone

We spoke to photographer Esther Hessing about her visit to the "Samosely"—the 140 settlers who survive on crops cultivated in contaminated soil.
Joseph Marczynski
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After 70 Years of Nuclear Fallout, Will Bikini Atoll Ever Be Safe Again?

The nuclear arms race displaced 167 Marshallese as refugees in their own country, and today the fallout still persists.
Sarah Emerson

This is What Nuclear Fallout Could Look Like

The Future of Life Institute teamed up with Nukemap to visualise its chilling effects.
Emiko Jozuka

Gerd Ludwig Photographs the Effects of the World's Biggest Nuclear Catastrophe

"I captured the clock on the wall. It stood frozen at 1:23 AM—the moment when the reactor exploded and time in Chernobyl stood still forever."
Gerd Ludwig, Words by Alina Rudya