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.
Eight years after the accident in Fukushima, preparations are underway to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant operated by Tepco. But residents fear a second disaster. Kiyo Dörrer reports from Kashiwazaki.
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.
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.
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