Research File Special – Chernobyl – 15 years after the accident

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (©Giles Thomas/Flickr)

In this special, Liesbeth de Bakker visits the 30-kilometre Exclusion Zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, site of the biggest recorded nuclear disaster in 1986 to find out how, from a scientific point of view, people, flora and fauna were affected by the fall-out. And what is being done (and can be done) to the reduce the effects.

Producer: Liesbeth de Bakker