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Fukushima’s radioactive water may be pumped back into the ocean

October 18th, 2020

Media reports out of Japan suggest that the government is poised to announce a plan to flush the radioactive water used to cool the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant back into the ocean. The water would be treated and diluted before being reintroduced into the ocean. Many have pushed back against this plan, while some …

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Destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant is out of space to store radioactive water

August 9th, 2019

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered a devastating meltdown back in 2011, and while news about the disaster has died down significantly since then, the actual cleanup and containment efforts have been ongoing ever since. Now, with contaminated water from the plant continuing to pile up, the company handling its storage says it’s just a …

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Japan’s nuclear disaster gave everyone on Earth extra radiation

May 7th, 2017

It’s been over half a decade since Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown due to the effects of a tsunami which struck the island nation, but scientists are only just now confirming its far-reaching effects. After conducting the first worldwide survey to measure the ultimate radiation exposure caused by the reactor meltdown, researchers at the …

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Japan’s failed nuclear reactor is still so radioactive it almost killed a robot

February 14th, 2017

It’s been over half a decade since Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station suffered a catastrophic meltdown which topped the International Nuclear Event Scale due to its severity. Radiation loves to hang around, and researchers conducting operations with robots inside the damaged reactors were met with radiation levels at their highest point since the actual …

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Mutant flowers from Fukushima nuclear disaster are blowing up the Internet

July 23rd, 2015

The impact of the 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima is still being felt and a new photograph that’s going viral on the Internet this week is a reminder of just how damaging such catastrophes can be. Per Business Insider, a photograph taken this past May and posted on the Twitter account of @san_kaido purportedly shows daises …