radiation

  1. Cosmos

    The Meltdown at Chernobyl

    On April 26, 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in the former Soviet Union (now Ukraine) occurred which was ten times larger than nuclear bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. The disaster was the result of human error and a violation of procedures. The Chernobyl...
  2. M

    The Fukushima Daiichi Disaster

    On March 11, 2011, the powerful Tōhoku earthquake hit Honshu, the main island of Japan. Immediately following the earthquake, the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant automatically shut down. However, this unusually strong earthquake triggered a subsequent tsunami which disabled...