Chernobyl still serves as warning against nuclear power

The shocking legacy of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl is still with us today. 26 years ago today the nuclear power plant in the Ukraine (pictured) exploded releasing radioactive material into the air. Due to atmospheric conditions it later contaminated areas of nearby Russia, Belarus and Moldova. Since the nuclear accident thousands of people have suffered […]

Chief scientific adviser outlines Fukushima worst scenario

The UK government’s chief scientific adviser John Beddington today outlined the worst case scenario in Fukushima following a third explosion at the nuclear plant this morning. Professor Beddington said that a containment vessel around the reactor that exploded this morning may be ruptured, which would mean the temperature could not be controlled. “At that stage… […]