Nuclear Plant Accident News
Deformed Vegetables, Fruit Reportedly Pop Up Around Japan Nuclear Plant
You might not want to eat your vegetables for an entirely new reason after seeing some strange fruit and veggies that reportedly have turned up in villages surrounding Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Images of the bizarrely deformed flora – which range from tomatoes...
Today in Pictures: Chernobyl Memorial, Lemurs Lunch, Battersea Power Station
Honor guards lay flowers at the Chernobyl victims’ memorial in the Belarus capital of Minsk, April 26, 2013. Today marks the 27th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan Nuclear Accident : 'Abnormalities' in Butterflies Traced to Fukushima Plant
Japanese scientists say “abnormalities” detected in the country’s butterflies may be a result of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year. In a study published in Scientific Reports, an online journal, researchers say “artificial radionuclides” from the Fukushima Daiichi ...
The Global Note: Afghan Firefight…U.K. Terror Scares…Fukushima's "Man-Made Disaster"…Europe's Tallest Building
AFGHAN WAR: A FIREFIGHT, UP CLOSE -BATTLE ON A MOUNTAIN RIDGE…Danger, drama, and a fascinating story from Muhammad LILA and Matt MCGARRY in eastern Afghanistan. They were covering a mission designed and led by Afghan forces – in which the Afghans were expected to take...
The Global Note: A Syrian Boy…Europe's Fever…Obama's Cyberwar…The Diamond Jubilee
SYRIA -ANOTHER MASSACRE?…There are reports and pictures surfacing of what appears to be another massacre in Syria, according to activists. Graphic video posted to YouTube by the Syrian Revolution General Commission shows the victims – 12 men shot at close range by Shabiha militia – armed...
Radiation From Japan Disaster Found Along California Coast
Kelp along the California coast was found to be contaminated with radioactive material from a nuclear plant damaged in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, according to a recent study. Researchers at California State University, Long Beach found that the kelp contained ...
ABC News Honored by Society of Professional Journalists with Three Awards
“World News with Diane Sawyer” Wins “Breaking News” Award for “Disaster in the Pacific” ABC News Investigative Team Led by Brian Ross Recognized with Awards for Peace Corps and Solyndra Reports, Adding to Unit’s Recent Peabody and Polk Awards It was announced today that ABC...
Japan Stands Still to Mark Earthquake, Tsunami a Year Later
A moment of silence today marked one year since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami battered Japan’s northeast coast, and triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Sirens blared across Japan at 2:46 p.m. as the nation stood still, the moment disaster struck. The magnitude-9.0 ...
Evacuating From Fukushima After Earthquake and Tsunami: Two Mothers' Stories
Imagine having to leave your home, your friends, even your husband out of fear of something you cannot see, smell or touch. That's the story of so many mothers who evacuated Fukushima after a tsunami tore into their city's nuclear power plant. Two of them described their journey to ABC News last
White 'Cobwebs' Found in Nuclear Waste Pool
At the Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina, where, among other things, spent fuel rods from nuclear power reactors are stored, workers last fall reported a white substance, similar to cobwebs left by spiders, in one of the pools of of water where the...