Ukraine has begun transforming the radioactive wasteland around the Chernobyl nuclear plant into a huge solar-power farm. The government wants to install enough panels inside the exclusion zone to produce 2.5 gigawatts of power — equivalent to about half the capacity of the plant before one of its reactors exploded in 1986.
Times 29th April 2017 read more »
The world remembers Chernobyl every April, especially on big anniversaries, but for some people the disaster and its aftermath remain a part of their everyday lives, write David Moon & Anna Olenenko. In this special interview for the 31st anniversary of the catastrophe, one of the last returnees explains what it was like to leave after the disaster, and to come back to an environment transformed in surprising and unwelcome ways.
Ecologist 28th April 2017 read more »