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The Most Radioactive Places on Earth!

In this video from Veritasium, in which Derek visits many of the most infamously radioactive places on Earth.The filming took him to the most radioactive places on Earth and some places, which surprisingly aren’t as radioactive as you’d think.

image/text credit: Veritasium


Chernobyl and Fukushima were incredible to see as they present post-apocalyptic landscapes. He also visited nuclear power plants, research reactors, Marie Curie’s institute, Einstein’s apartment, nuclear medicine areas of hospitals, uranium mines, nuclear bomb sites, and interviewed numerous experts.

Sieverts are a measure of ‘effective dose’ – that means they measure the biological impact of the energy transferred to tissues from radiation.


Obviously I owe a debt to the fantastic chart made by xkcd, which inspired my visual approach to this video.