Radioactive

plutonium

Trump Admin Secretly Shipped Plutonium to Nevada and State Officials Are 'Outraged'

“They lied to the State of Nevada, misled a federal court, and jeopardized the safety of Nevada’s families and environment,” Governor Sisolak said.
Becky Ferreira
1.31.19
Fukushima

Hong Kong Still Won't Lift Ban on Food from Fukushima

Seven years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is struggling to convince the world that its fish and produce is safe to eat.
Mayukh Sen
3.28.18
Nuclear Weapons

Scientists Tell Us What Would Happen If North Korea Detonated a Hydrogen Bomb Underwater

North Korea’s underwater nuclear test seems more and more likely—but what happens after the bomb goes off?
Caroline Haskins
9.26.17
Radioactive Dogs

Please Do Not Pet the Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl

Fallout dogs IRL.
Becky Ferreira
9.21.17
News

Here’s the Security Checklist for Shipping Weapons-Grade Uranium In Canada

What to do when you’re trucking the stuff nukes are made of.
Jordan Pearson
9.8.16
russia

A Nuclear-Powered US Military Ice Base Will Resurface as the Arctic Melts

Toxic pollutants, including radioactive coolant, are buried there.
Kate Lunau
8.5.16
News

Canada’s Nuclear Material Risk Assessment Won’t Look Into Unsafe Practices

Should nuclear safety stay business as usual?
Jordan Pearson
7.14.16
Film

Inside the Radioactive City Russia Doesn’t Want You to Know About

The director of documentary 'City 40' says she's lost contact with residents who risked their lives to tell their story.
Tomas Urbina
5.30.16
Photo

Remembering the Time America Nuked Spain by Accident

Photographer and historian John Howard went to Palomares to photograph the nuclear disaster you've never heard of.
Amelia Abraham
4.26.16
radiation

Chernobyl Is Still Making Ukraine's Food Radioactive

While the area surrounding the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant is slowly being reborn into haven for tourists, parkour enthusiasts, and wild boar, the future isn’t looking any brighter for its human inhabitants.
Nick Rose
3.10.16
Stuff

How Terrified Should We be About Nuclear Annihilation?

According to the author of <i>Command and Control</i>, a book about nuclear doomsday scenarios, "the two great existential threats that we face today are global warming and nuclear weapons—and the latter isn't getting anywhere near enough attention."
Alan Weedon
8.10.15
video

The Mini Robot Submarines Fishing for Nuclear Waste

A team in England is using the remote operated vehicles to pluck out medical isotope cartridges from a nuclear spent fuel storage pool.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.23.15
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