The radius for free iodine tablets was previously ten kilometres.
Despite rumours that there is radiation in the area, the inhabitants of the small Russian village of Uyma, near Severodvinsk, have continued to pick mushrooms and berries as they do at the start of every autumn.
The Kremlin has said it won't release much information as it was on a secret mission, however it has confirmed that the submarine was nuclear powered and that its reactor was not damaged.
Ukraine marks the 33rd anniversary of Chornobyl disaster, the biggest one in the history of nuclear energy.
Finland's answer to nuclear waste is burying it.
Experts are trying to come up with the best way to warn Earth's future inhabitants — whether 10,000 or 100,000 years from now — what precisely lies under their feet.
Professor Gérard Mourou says he may be able to show results in 10-15 years that will transform the future of nuclear power.
Vessel can power 50,000 homes, but environmentalists warn of a potential disaster in the making.
Environmental group Greenpeace warns that the world's first floating nuclear power plant, is actually a "floating Chernobyl" about to sail through some of the world's roughest seas.
With Belgium set to turn its back on nuclear power in 2025, what future does the industry have in Europe?
Turkey and Russia make strong show of unity at joint meeting.
Protesters in Hungary floated a symbolic inflatable nuclear barrel on the river Danube in Budapest to highlight the problem of radioactive waste.
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has received this year's Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo
France's nuclear security institute confirmed the detection of ruthenium-106 in Europe but said it had no impact on human health
Greenpeace demands more security and protection at nuclear power facilities.
Greenpeace is making what it calls an "alarming" full report on French nuclear security unavailable to the public in case it offers intel to terrorists.
Final efforts are underway to complete an ice wall at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Iran nuclear talks have missed a Tuesday deadline and are now continuing without the Russian, Chinese and French foreign ministers. The negotiators
Swiss voters are set to back the government's plan to provide billions of euros in subsidies for renewable energy, ban the construction of new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities acc
The French government has published a decree for closing the country’s oldest nuclear plant, at Fessenheim, in eastern France.
The European Commission has given the go-ahead for the extension of a Hungarian nuclear plant, which is being bankrolled by Russia.
Japanese household name Toshiba is in crisis after huge losses and the possible sell-off of its nuclear division, threatening a new nuclear plant project in the UK.
Authorities in northern France say there is no risk of contamination after an explosion occured at the Flamanville nuclear power plant.
An explosion has erupted at EDF’s Flamanville nuclear power plant in northern France.
By Dirk Vansintjan, President, REScoop
In its recently released Clean Energy Package, the European Commission finally acknowledged that energy
EDF has finally voted to begin the process of closing France’s oldest nuclear plant after accepting a government compensation plan.