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On the 25th Anniversary of Chernobyl, Greenpeace Freaks Us Out About Indian Point

Watch this wildly, unapologetically sensational anti-nuke video from Greenpeace.

On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl, I present to you (without endorsement or critique) this wildly, unapologetically sensational Greenpeace video about the potential threat posed by the Indian Point reactor, which sits a mere 30 or so miles north of New York City. As the video notes, 17 million people live within 50 miles of Indian Point.

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Four Infographics that Help Explain Radiation Exposure

Beware the misinformation about radiation risks, and arm yourself with these charts to better put the crisis in Fukushima in context.

In the immediate aftermath of the tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear crisis, we posted a couple of charts about the impacts of different levels of radiation. In the past few weeks, designers have had the chance to touch up those simpler efforts. Here are some of the best that should help you better understand the actual threats of radiation.

Lena Groeger, of NYU’s Studio 20 in New York, created this radiation exposure infographic on a vertical linear scale to "transform something you can't see, smell, taste or feel into something a bit more tangible." It goes a long way in giving viewers the scale of exposure.

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Eating Inside the Eden of Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone

Is it safe to eat the fruits and berries growing on land contaminated 25 years ago by a nuclear disaster? Looking forward by looking back.

Japan is just now beginning to see the food chain trauma from nuclear radiation around the damaged Fukushima plant. While the radiation may disperse in the vast Pacific Ocean, rather than pooling on land and in food crops, it's worth revisiting the food growing around one the 20th century's worst nuclear disaster—the exclusion zone around Chernobyl.

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