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Putin’s Skyfall missile failed a test and exploded in a deadly nuclear accident, the US says

After months of speculation, the US State Department determined the cause of the August 8 accident that killed 7 Russians.

Visitors at Chernobyl can now tour the control room, where radiation levels could be 40,000 times higher than normal

Power-plant workers in the Chernobyl control room made decisions that contributed to the world's worst nuclear accident.
The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 2015.

Russia has hidden the details of a handful of nuclear accidents since the 1950s — here’s what we know about them

In addition to Chernobyl, Russia has tried to hide the details of other nuclear incidents, including an explosion that killed seven people in August.

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ just won 10 Emmys — here’s what it gets right (and wrong) about the world’s worst nuclear p...

The HBO series "Chernobyl" is mostly accurate, but the writer had to invent a character and change the chronology of a few events.
The show's three main characters: Boris Shcherbina, Valery Legasov, and Ulana Khomyuk.

The former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant says the Emmy-winning HBO series got its villain right, but its hero wrong

Valery Legasov wasn't a key figure, but Anatoly Dyatlov was responsible for the accident, the former deputy director said.
Anatoly Dyatlov, played by Paul Ritter in the series.

Real-life characters in HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ on the moment they found out about the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident

Most of the characters who appear in HBO's "Chernobyl" series existed in real life, and a few have been willing to share their stories.

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ series invented a main character to depict the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident

Ulana Khomyuk represents a composite of several Soviet scientists, but some experts have challenged the accuracy of her character.
People take pictures of the New Safe Confinement sarcophagus at Chernobyl.

Chernobyl’s ‘sarcophagus’ is getting dismantled because it’s teetering on collapse. Photos reveal the structure’s rise a...

More than 33 years after the Chernobyl disaster, workers have to dismantle the protective sarcophagus before it comes tumbling down.
Tsunami-damaged buildings in Namie, Fukushima, on March 11, 2019.

Haunting photos reveal what nuclear-disaster ghost towns look like years after being abandoned

Photos of abandoned nuclear ghost towns, like Namie, Japan, reveal abandoned cars and dilapidated buildings.
An iceberg in the Arctic Ocean between the Kara and Laptev seas.

A floating nuclear plant in Russia features a gym, bar, and pool. An expert calls it ‘Chernobyl on ice.’

Environmental activists worry about the perils of placing nuclear reactors at sea, where they could be vulnerable to climate-related disasters.