Event Notification Reports from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Ever wondered how often a nuclear reactor needs to be shut down due to sudden jellyfish influx? How many incompetent graduate students have inhaled powdered U-235? How many times drivers of pickup trucks carrying radioactive devices have left the keys in the ignition, and come out of the Motel 6 to find the truck stolen? How many of those trucks were found two days later in Denny's parking lots? It's all here.
The Chernobyl disaster is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, The official Soviet casualty count of 31 deaths has been disputed, and long-term effects such as cancers, birth defects and deformities are still occurring in humans and animals
The Daring Laborers Who Sandblast Chernobyl’s Radioactive Metal
The explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blanketed a vast swath of the western Soviet Union with radioactive fallout. Thirty years later, 1,600 square miles of northern Ukraine and southern Belarus remains a wasteland except for the hardiest wildlife, a small holdout of elderly citizens, and industrial workers, some who roam the countryside scavenging radioactive metal. They dismantle the abandoned equipment, railroads and buildings that still stand, sandblasting away any…
Never-seen-before shots of Chernobyl nuclear disaster that cost two of the four photographers their lives