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Video: Chernobyl Elementary School, Central Square

Apr 26 , 2011

It's been 25 years since the meltown at Chernobyl and the abandoned town of Pripyat still echoes with tragedy.  Those of you who saw our virtual tour via our blog posts of April 4 and April 6 would already have.


Radiation 101: What is it, how much is dangerous, and how does Fukushima compare to Chernobyl?

Apr 06 , 2011

  Our last blog post about Chernobyl generated a lot of interest among our friends, but seemed to raise more questions than it answered.  Many people asked for more basic information about radiation and more comparisons between Chernobyl and Japan,.


Virtual Tour of Chernobyl

Apr 04 , 2011

Is nuclear power on your mind? Us too. As part of a site assessment trip to Ukraine, Pure Earth staff and technical advisers visited the world's worst nuclear disaster site. On April 26, 1986, a series of explosions occurred at.


Vietnam’s Toxic “Craft” Villages

Apr 01 , 2011

When an American plane went down in North Vietnam during the war, the story goes that a villager knew how to smelt down the plane for valuable aluminum. And that was how the aluminum village began. Today, it is one.