Cesium 134 and cesium 137: The two isotopes that were released into the Pacific Ocean when an earthquake ruined the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the eastern coast of Japan in 2011. The panic over the leakage was instantaneous in the US—but a new study shows whether it was valid. Read more...
Nuclear and hazardous waste management company Kurion has been awarded a contract by Tokyo Electric Power Company for a second Kurion Mobile Processing System for deployment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. The first system started operating at the site in early October 2014 and has exceeded its performance targets during this period, […]
Japan shut down all of its nuclear reactors after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011. This plant could be the first to restart.
Three years later and the world has slowly returned to normal after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster, but the frightening consequences just keep on going. Scientists have found that even today, butterfly larvae that feed on radiation-tainted
On March 11, 2011, a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake erupted about 45 miles east of the Japanese coast. The earthquake let loose a huge tsunami that struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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…
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
(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
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 […]
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 […]