Tag: nuclear disaster

September 9, 2020

Fukushima’s radioactive soil contaminates snakes

The first thing Hannah Gerke noticed in her research area was the lushness. Plants in yards and along roads were overgrown. Animals had clearly gotten into some of the nearby...

February 6, 2020

Wildlife is thriving in radioactive Fukushima

Wildlife is thriving in Japan’s Fukushima area, the site of a 2011 nuclear power plant accident, with many native species recolonizing areas off limits to humans. TWS member James Beasely,...

February 12, 2019

Chernobyl wildlife scavenge on fish

Wildlife in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone — the area surrounding the nuclear disaster in Ukraine — have been documented scavenging on fish carcasses, offering more evidence that wildlife is abundant...

April 29, 2016

Wild Cam: Wildlife abundant in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Wildlife researchers drove through the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, which, 30 years ago, witnessed the world’s worst nuclear accident. They passed abandoned houses, many of which still had family photos hanging...

October 6, 2015

TWS Member Finds Mammals in Chernobyl Recovering

One of the world’s worst nuclear meltdowns may be less of a problem for large mammals than ordinary human habitation, according to new research on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. “We’re...

April 22, 2015

Nuclear Radiation Impacts Fukushima Birds

Some birds in highly radioactive areas of Fukushima in eastern Japan have dropped significantly in numbers over the four years since the nuclear disaster occurred. In 2011, radioactive material began...