“The Russian-Ukrainian war since 24 February has repeatedly focused attention on nuclear energy and its two common uses: nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons. The Russian military has seized the now defunct Chernobyl and Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plants, which supply most of Ukraine’s electricity and were damaged during the Russian military operations. On the third day of the war, Vladimir Putin put the Russian nuclear forces on “special combat alert”, which could be interpreted as a threat to use nuclear weapons. Diagrams of nearly eighty years of nuclear power.”
This article was first published on Átlátszó and is the first big test for a new format adapted at the beginning of 2022: storytelling using no interactivity on charts, a uniform design for Átlátszó-charts, the adaptation of international standards in data journalism. The article is illustrated with ten static charts, visualising the use of nuclear power in military and in the energy sector.
The article was also adapted for full-screen on ATLO.
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Published on 11th March 2022.