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Expert warns that Fukushima fuel cores have “melted into the groundwater”

March 11, 2016 marked the fifth year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. Although the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has taken strides to decommission the power plant, they have yet to locate the missing nuclear reactor fuel, suggesting the cores have completely melted into the groundwater. In 2011, a 9.0 earthquake rocked the coast of Japan, which spurred a tsunami that crippled three … [Read More...]

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Ongoing Fukushima disaster causing demographic nightmare as women abandon the prefecture at twice the rate of men

Although Japan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, the population at the Fukushima Prefecture is shrinking. Ever since a tsunami decimated the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in 2011, more woman have fled the Prefecture than men, causing the remaining population to dwindle. According to national census figures released on Christmas, the Fukushima Prefecture's population … [Read More...]

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Japan’s most recent brutal earthquake prompts fear of similar Fukushima disaster… but nuclear facility on Kyushu Island refuses to take precaution

March 11, 2016 marked the fifth year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, and Japan is still repeating the same old mistakes. The Kumamoto region of Kyushu island was hit by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake early Sunday morning, killing 33 people in total. Despite fears of another Fukushima disaster ensuing, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) declared they would not shut down the only nuclear … [Read More...]

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Meet Japan’s “nuclear gypsies” who risk their lives to clean up dangerous radiation in Fukushima

Nuclear gypsy isn't an occupation that can be found in a college pamphlet, but it is a real job present in the lowliest sector of Japan – the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. In March 2011, a tsunami off the coast of Japan swallowed the Fukushima Daiichi site, causing three nuclear reactors to melt to their core. In an effort to cleanup the disaster, lowly contract workers, otherwise known as … [Read More...]

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