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Anti-nuclear demonstrators protest outside the home of Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on April 12, 2021 ahead of the government's announced decision to dump 1.25 million tonnes of radioactive wastewater from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

Fukushima: A Lasting Tragedy

Then In 2011 the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami devastated northeast Japan, taking the lives of more than 18,000 people and triggering one of the worst industrial accidents in history: the crippling breakdown of the Fukushima Dai’ichi nuclear power plant. Three of the plant’s six reactors suffered perilous nuclear core meltdowns and hydrogen gas explosions, releasing radionuclides into[Read More…]

by 23/08/2021 Comments are Disabled World
If Fukushima’s Water is Safe, Then Drink it!

If Fukushima’s Water is Safe, Then Drink it!

By now, the world knows all about the decision by Japan to dump tritium-laced radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. According to Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, the treated and diluted water will be “safe to drink.” Furthermore, he claims the country should have started releasing it into the ocean earlier. (Source: China to Japan: If Treated Radioactive Water[Read More…]

by 23/04/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Japan government will release irradiated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea

Japan government will release irradiated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea

Contaminated wastewater at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant will be released into the ocean “in around two years,” the Japanese government has announced, despite calls from China and South Korea urging against the move. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the move in Tokyo, on Tuesday. He had previously called the release “unavoidable” given the amount of accumulated water over[Read More…]

by 13/04/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Ten Years After Fukushima: The Experts Examine Lessons Learned and Forgotten

Ten Years After Fukushima: The Experts Examine Lessons Learned and Forgotten

Written by Ali Ahmad, Aditi Verma, Francesca Giovannini A decade later, the footage of the dramatic hydrogen explosions in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, broadcast live on television—and the subsequent disruptions to livelihoods, ecosystems, and economic activities—still reverberate. In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, several new nuclear safety institutions such as the World Association of[Read More…]

by 12/03/2021 1 comment World
Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean… Seriously?

Dumping Fukushima’s Water into the Ocean… Seriously?

For nearly a decade the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has been streaming radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. As it happens, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) struggles to control it. Yet, the bulk of the radioactive water is stored in more than 1,000 water tanks. Assuredly, Japan’s government has made an informal decision to dump Fukushima Daiichi’s radioactive[Read More…]

by 30/10/2020 1 comment World