Grand Canyon Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Radiation For Years
A park safety manager reveals that three buckets of uranium ore were sitting in a museum storage basement, starting in 2000.
Atoms For Peace
Nuclear Energy Programs Rarely Lead to Nuclear Weapons
Policy experts and heads of states have wrung their hands about the weaponization of nuclear energy programs for decades.
Untangling the 'Clinton Gave the Russians Uranium' Conspiracy Theory
A primer on the narrative being pushed by Donald Trump and right-wing media outlets.
Why Canada Is Selling Advanced Nuclear Reactors to China
Future reactors might be powered by thorium, a long-held nuclear dream.
Scientists Are Trying to Detect Enriched Uranium From Miles Away With Friggin' Lasers
It one day could be attached to a drone and used to discover covert uranium enrichment facilities.
Scientists Have Figured Out How Radioactive Your Brunch Is
A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University reveals how much radiation is emitted by everyday objects—including avocados and toast.
The Crown and Sceptre Issue
Plutonium in the Hills: How Do You Keep Nuclear Secrets Buried Forever?
Decades after the fall of Soviet Union, scientists are working to determine the lasting environmental effects of Soviet nuclear testing in Kazakhstan.
The First Nuclear Reactor Lived Under Some Bleachers by a Football Field
Happy birthday to Chicago Pile-1. Rest in peace.
We Asked Two Experts if We Should Be Worried About the Islamic State Getting Nuclear Weapons
They told us that there's no reason to lose your shit about the prospect of terrorists getting "nukes" on the black market. But it would be possible for them to acquire some kinds of radioactive material.
The Farm Runoff Feedback Loop Is Turning Aquifers Radioactive
Researchers have linked spiking groundwater uranium levels to agricultural runoff.
Uranium Minefield: Middle Men Are Bleeding Aboriginal Land Dry
The Australian Government has approved a new uranium mine on Indigenous land, despite ongoing investigations of corruption. While millions are being made in mining profits, some Indigenous landowners still live in poverty.
Indigenous Canadians Are Fighting the Uranium Mining Industry
A group of remote northern Dene trappers are fighting to preserve some of their traditional land from exploitation.