In the past decade population biologists have made considerable progress in documenting how radioactivity affects plants, animals and microbes. My colleagues and I have analyzed these impacts at Chernobyl, Fukushima and naturally radioactive regions of the planet. Our studies provide new fundamental insights about consequences of chronic, multigenerational exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation. Most importantly, we have found that individual organisms are injured by radiation in a variety of ways. The cumulative effects of these injuries result in lower population sizes and reduced biodiversity in high-radiation areas.
The Conversation 25th April 2016 read more »
The lifestyle magazine, Cumbria Life, is not where you would expect to find a hard- hitting article on Chernobyl and the nuclear industry. But that is exactly what was published in this Cumbrian coffee table magazine in 1996.
Radiation Free Lakeland 28th April 2016 read more »
Late Lessons from Chernobyl, Early Warnings from Fukushima, 28th January 2016. Notes and presentations from a meeting at Westminster on 28th January 2016 organised by NFLA and the Nuclear Consulting Group (NCG).
NFLA 28th April 2016 read more »