About

I am a nuclear researcher that focuses on the identification and tracking of radioactive contamination.  My passion is in analyzing and documenting contaminated environments around the world.  You can often find me walking around abandoned uranium mines, nuclear weapons waste sites, and for the last few years in Chernobyl and Pripyat.

I enjoy visiting historical places and helping to preserve history.  On this site you will notice my sense of historical perspective in both the places I visit and the items that I collect.

Currently I am working on various projects including improving safe working conditions and healthcare being provided for liquidators at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant as well as providing veterinary medical care for the wild dogs of Chernobyl.

In my off-time I enjoy taking photos of exclusion zones and abandoned buildings, designing and constructing nuclear detection equipment, collecting historical nuclear items, and teaching others how to build, operate and maintain their own radiation detection equipment.

I have spent the last 5 years as the editor for a scientific news platform and the librarian of a digital archive of documents released through the Freedom of Information Act.  I also serve as a board member and consultant for a large number of non-governmental organizations.

In 2016 I co-founded a non-profit organization that is focused on supporting communities affected by industrial accidents and long-term cleanup programs.

My reason for starting this archive was to better communicate and document various technical projects, field-work and nuclear collectibles with other interested minds.