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Success in intracellular imaging of cesium distribution in plants used for cesium absorption

Since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the discharge of radioactive cesium into the environment has become a serious environmental problem. While various decontamination methods are currently being studied,Show More Summary

TEPCO: Fukushima Was Much, Much Worse Than We Said

Remember my joke about "the cat's on the roof"? TEPCO and the Japanese government were so obviously lying, I couldn't believe I was accused of "fearmongering": The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s third reactor building was even worse than initially believed, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Show More Summary

Nuclear accident in Japan may have harmed health of wild monkeys living nearby

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Wild Japanese monkeys near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have lower white and red blood cell counts than similar monkeys from almost 200 miles away, according to biologists. In a paper published last week, scientists said...Show More Summary

Wild monkeys suffer low blood cell counts near Fukushima power plant

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Wild Japanese monkeys near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than similar monkeys who lived almost 200 miles away, according to biologists.

Fukushima radiation still showing up in some Japanese cars

In the wake of the 2011 tsunami that caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, there was a fear that radioactive cars and trucks could be bound for export. Within days of the tragedy, Nissan was already...Show More Summary

Manga aims to give voice to Fukushima reactor workers

A page from the manga “1F” The best way to get inside information on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may be through pages of a comic book. A new manga, “1F: The Labour Diary of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant,” tells the story...Show More Summary

A Drone Takes You Inside The Ghost Town Abandoned After The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

This new 7-minute video documenting the destruction around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is chilling. Tomioka, Japan is a ghost town. Deadly levels of radiation, leaked from the crippled plant after a tsunami struck Japan's east coast in 2011, have rendered the hometown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant an apocalyptic wasteland. Show More Summary

Japan Replaced Half Its Nuclear Power With Energy Efficiency. Could The U.S. Do Something Similar?

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan didn't only shut down the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, it caused Japan to close all 50 of its nuclear plants. The post Japan Replaced Half Its Nuclear Power With Energy Efficiency. Could The U.S. Do Something Similar? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why Social Media is THE Source of Information on Radiation Levels in Japan

The 2011 earthquake and the following disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has brought many changes to Japanese society. One that stands out is a new skepticism towards news from traditional sources and booming use of social media. Show More Summary

U.S. Sailors and Marines Allege Fukushima Radiation Sickness

5 months agoNews : Truthdig

Three years have passed since the earthquake and tsunami that caused the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan and casualties are still mounting.

The Fukushima Alternative

On March 11th, 2011, a large earthquake caused a large tsunami in Japan, and the two historic events wrecked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The power plant had six boiling water reactors of the kind used around the world in many nuclear power plants. Three of the six reactors suffered a meltdown, and containment…

3 Years After Fukushima, Nuclear Industry Still Recalibrating

The disaster at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, destroyed tens of thousands of lives and had ripple effects around the world as nations reliant upon or considering nuclear power rethought their plans The meltdown...Show More Summary

TEPCO May Have To Dump Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean

(Credit: jordi olaria jané) I'm sure it'll all be fine. I mean, I'm sure they'd tell us if it was going to be a problem! A senior adviser to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has told the firm that itShow More Summary

Low radiation risks outside Fukushima zone, study finds

6 months agoHealth : The Chart

The safety measures imposed after the 2011 meltdowns at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant appear to have averted widespread health risks to the surrounding population, Japanese scientists say. People who live on the outskirts of the evacuation zone surrounding the plant received only slightly more radiation than normal background doses in the year following […]

More Than 26,000 Gallons Of Radioactive Water Has Leaked At Fukushima Power Plant

This is, by the way, a new leak, worsening a catastrophe of which we have probably only seen the beginning: A large amount of radioactive water has leaked from a holding tank at Japan’s troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its operator said Thursday. The leak of an estimated 100 metric tons of highly contaminated […]

How Citizen Scientists Can Fill in Information Gaps About Fukushima

An Internet search turns up an astounding number of pages about radiation from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown that followed an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. But it's difficult to find credible information. One reason is that government monitoring of radiation and its effects on fish stocks appears to be limited. Show More Summary

New Radioactive Leak Found at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the embattled operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, just released a new video showing highly radioactive water inside the damaged number 3 nuclear reactor building. There were four reactor buildings

Japan Approves Revival Plan for Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Japan’s trade ministry has approved a 10-year business plan for TEPCO, owner of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Inside the ‘No-Go Zone’: Searching for Answers at Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant

7 months agoNews : ABC Headlines Blog

The Fukushima Daiichi Power plant is the site of one of the worst nuclear catastrophes in history, and it’s still grappling with possible radioactive water leaks almost three years after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami triggered a meltdown. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude...

Nuclear Nation” Ignites Conversation About Fukushima’s Refugees

Nuclear Nation is director Atsushi Funahashi’s attempt to engage us in conversation. This documentary introduces viewers to the former residents of Futaba, the location of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and gives us a window into their lives after the disaster. The film follows the town’s residents, their lives as refugees, and everything that [...]

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