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A wild boar at a residential area in Namie, Fukushima, on March 1, 2017.

Photos of the abandoned Fukushima exclusion zone show wild animals thriving, despite lingering radiation

The incident forced the evacuation of more than 150,000 people across 440 square miles, but animals near the abandoned towns seem to be thriving.
A view from Treasure Island in 2018.

Residents of San Francisco’s Treasure Island believe nuclear contamination has made them sick for years. The site is getting 8,000 new homes.

A developer is planning to build 8,000 residential units on Treasure Island, a formal Naval site that once hosted nuclear-training exercises.

A real-life character in HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ says reporters have accused her of killing her baby. Here’s her side of the story.

The real-life Lyudmilla Ignatenko told the BBC that she had to leave Kiev after journalists hounded her following the release of HBO's "Chernobyl."

Russia appears to have kept a major nuclear accident secret. But scientists called the ‘Ring of 5’ tracked the plume of radiation to its s...

"An unprecedented release" of radiation in Europe can most likely be attributed to an undeclared nuclear accident at Russia's Mayak nuclear facility.
Runit Dome on the Enewetak Atoll of the Marshall Islands.

A ‘tomb’ in the Marshall Islands contains enough radioactive waste to fill 35 Olympic-sized pools. It’s starting to crack.

The US buried contaminated soil from nuclear tests in a covered pit in the Marshall Islands. Locals worry rising seas could force the structure open.

There’s a rumor that AirPods and other wireless headphones cause cancer, but the truth is more complicated

Scientists are worried about unknown risks of radiation from all kinds of electronic devices that surround us every day, not just wireless headphones.
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 2015.

Russia has hidden the details of a handful of nuclear accidents since the 1950s — here’s what we know about them

In addition to Chernobyl, Russia has tried to hide the details of other nuclear incidents, including an explosion that killed seven people in August.
An illustration of a nuclear bomb exploding in a city.

If a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city, here’s what you should (and shouldn’t) do to stay alive

After seeking shelter, a few life-saving measures could reduce your exposure to nuclear fallout after an explosion.

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ just won 10 Emmys — here’s what it gets right (and wrong) about the world’s worst nuclear p...

The HBO series "Chernobyl" is mostly accurate, but the writer had to invent a character and change the chronology of a few events.

Apple and Samsung phones are reportedly being investigated by the FCC after a test found they emitted too much radiation

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 — and Samsung's Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy J3 — emitted more radiation than they should have in an independent test.