Wildlife is moving to villages that were abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Over the past 30 years, nature has been reclaiming the 30km zone around the former nuclear power plant.
Outsourcing, vulnerability to terror attacks and operator stress have been cited as risks to France's reactor network. The new study was compiled after Greenpeace orchestrated a number of break-ins to highlight risks.
The twin reactors have left their home port of St. Petersburg for a long, slow journey to Siberia. Environmentalists have slammed the mobile maritime reactors, saying an accident could damage parts of the Arctic.
Biologist Timothy Mousseau has spent years collecting mutant bugs, birds and mice around Chernobyl and Fukushima. In a DW interview, he shares some surprising insights into the effects of nuclear accidents on wildlife.
An activist alliance has pressed charges against the Belgian state and the nuclear plants Tihange and Doel. The move comes amid growing fears of a serious nuclear accident among nearby residents in three countries.
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