nuclear accidents

Radiation hot spots found at 2020 Olympic torch relay venue

High-level radiation hot spots can be detected at a sports complex in Japan's northeastern Fukushima prefecture, where the 2020 Tokyo Olympics torch relay will kick off next year, according to a report by environmental group Greenpeace.

'Fleabag' and 'Game of Thrones' claim top Emmy prizes

"Game of Thrones" capped its epic run with its fourth Emmy as best drama series, entering exclusive company among all-time dramas and equaling its single-year record of a dozen trophies for the 71st Emmy Awards, the TV industry's most prestigious honors.

Fukushima trial ends in not guilty verdict

The only criminal prosecution stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has ended in not guilty verdicts, in a blow to families displaced by the meltdown, as the fallout promises to haunt northern Japan for decades to come.

China's gambling on a nuclear future

Panicked shoppers thronged supermarket aisles, grabbing bags of salt by the armful. They queued six deep outside wholesalers. Most went home with only one or two bags; the lucky ones managed to snag a five-year supply before stocks ran out.

Marshall Islands a bit more radioactive

Radiation levels across parts of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where the United States tested nuclear bombs during the Cold War, are higher than areas contaminated by the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, new research suggests.

Chernobyl suddenly becomes visitor hotspot

It was the scene of the world's worst ever nuclear disaster, but three decades later Chernobyl is emerging as one of the planet's hottest tourism tickets after a new TV series.