What Caused the Catastrophic Nuclear Accident in Chernobyl?

Chernobyl is a city in the Ukraine located about 56 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Kiev. Prior to the disaster and a subsequent evacuation, it was home to around 14,000 people. At that time, it was still part of the Soviet Union. The city was the location of the first ever nuclear power […]

Diseases Caused By Chernobyl

In the early morning of 26th April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the former Soviet territory of Ukraine exploded, creating what is usually described as the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen. The disaster spread radioactivity into the atmosphere in one of the largest bursts of unintentional radioactive release into the […]

What If Every Nuclear Power Plant Went Into Meltdown? | Unveiled

What If Every Nuclear Power Station Went into Meltdown? For more than seventy years, nuclear energy has helped satisfy the world’s insatiable need for electricity, but it carries risks as well as rewards. When it works, it is a clean alternative to fossil fuels. When it fails, the results are catastrophic. This is Unveiled and […]

If Chernobyl Happened Today, How Could We Treat the Radiation Poisoning?

Many of you may have gotten a small taste of what happens to people when exposed to radiation from HBO’s dramatic new show, Chernobyl. It’s gruesome and painful to say the least, and often life-threatening. And while watching, I couldn’t help but wonder: if Chernobyl had happened today, over 30 years later, how would we […]