Radioactive Contamination

Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story of Chernobyl

Following a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia that left seven dead, we look back at the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. It sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into Russia, Belarus and over a large portion of Europe, but the…

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

Claire Corkhill, University of Sheffield for The Conversation A missile engine exploded at a naval test range, west of the city of Severodvinsk on Russia’s northern coast at 9am on August 8. At least five people were killed and several…

Reflections from Fukushima

Marcus Atkinson, international coordinator of Footprints for Peace, a global community dedicated to creating change through peaceful action, has organised numerous events in Australia and elsewhere to highlight the dangers of nuclear technology, both military and civilian.  He has recently…

The Urgent Need for Complete Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 in the morning, an atomic bomb was exploded in the air over the city of Hiroshima in an already-defeated Japan. The force of the explosion was equivalent…

Radioactivity Rises in Japanese Forests near Fukushima

Tokyo, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Levels of radioactive cesium rose in forested areas of northeastern Japan after the nuclear accident which ravaged the Fukushima plant, published Nikkei daily today. According to the note, the prefecture of Miyagi showed the results…