Fukushima, Chernobyl Raise Questions about WHO’s Role
The nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan and the 25th anniversary of the catastrophe in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine have thrown into relief contradictions in the role played by the World Health Organisation, which civil society organisations have spent years pointing out. See http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55403.
Chernobyl: A Million Casualties
A million people have died so far as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, explains Janette Sherman, M.D., toxicologist and contributing editor of the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment. See 29 minute video interview at http://blip.tv/file/4922080.
Chernobyl 25 years on: a poisoned landscape
As Japan struggles with its nuclear plant crisis, the site of the biggest atomic disaster in history remains a grim, radioactive monument.  Four hundred times more radioactive material was released at Chernobyl than at Hiroshima. The cloud of fallout spread over most of Europe, with the exception of Spain and Portugal. The cost of the disaster has crippled the national budgets of Ukraine and Belarus. In 1998, Ukraine said it had already spent $130bn cleaning up after the accident while Belarus said it would have to pay out $35bn that year alone. Vast tracts of its farm land had been ruined. Dozens of farms in Britain, mainly in the Lake District and north Wales, are still restricted in the way they can use land and rear sheep because of radioactive fallout from Chernobyl. Scientists say that radiation will affect the Chernobyl area for 48,000 years although it will be safe enough for humans to begin repopulating the area long before then – in about 600 years. See http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/27/chernobyl-disaster-anniversary-japan.
Radioactive spills and breakdown revealed at British nuclear plants
Health Effects of Chernobyl 25 years after the reactor catastrophe
This paper evaluates studies that contain plausible indications of health damage caused by the Chernobyl catastrophe.
Lessons from Chernobyl 25 years on
The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2010–2011
Nuclear Power in a Post-Fukushima World, 25 Years After the Chernobyl Accident
Chernobyl: distorted reality, and unanswered questions
While for some it may be a distant memory or something to read about in history books, people living near Chernobyl are still affected in their daily lives. Last month, Greenpeace went to Ukraine to investigate and found that the local people live with the disaster every day in health effects and in contaminated food supplies.
Democracy Now! audio interviews and transcript: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/26/chernobyl_catastrophe_25th_anniversary_of_worlds
Nuclear Fallout: 10 minute video with Dr. Helen Caldicott: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMXvpWoHzeE
Waste: the Nuclear Nightmare
Looking at the cases of France, Germany, the United States and Russia, this scientific and political report explores the taboo subject of nuclear power, particularly the darkest aspects of the latter.  Watch the first 18 minutes of this feature-length documentary film at  http://sales.arte.tv/detailFiche.action?programId=1405.