Tag Archives: Fukushima power plant

Fukushima: It’s much worse than you think | Al Jazeera English

“With Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, and now with Fukushima, you can pinpoint the exact day and time they started,” he said, “But they never end.”

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Japan’s Bravest – Core Uncovered in the First Three Hours | TEPCO

When the earthquake and then the tsunami hit, there was already nothing any human could do. Nature had overwhelmed technology. No matter how quickly the crew at Fukushima could have reacted, they could have done nothing to save the situation.

It makes you realize how brave they are and how crazy nuclear power is.

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Mr Rogers Explains Nuclear Meltdowns For You | Fairewinds Associates, Inc.

If someone had to explain how Japan is going to hell in a hand basket, it would be kindly Arnie Gunderson. This video, one in a series of updates on the Fukushima emergency (and don’t kid yourself, it’s still an emergency), lays out in easy to understand language and examples exactly what is going on.

The fact that Mr. Gunderson has a soothing relaxed presence helps.

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Status of Fukushima Reactors | Nuclear and Industry Safety Agency (Japan)

As 1:00pm, April 3, 2011

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Hi-Res Photos | Cryptome

If you’re wondering why trace amounts of radiation has been found in Washington state, check out these photos. The most trashed reactor, No. 3,  above, is actually in reasonable shape while the one that looks the most undamaged, No. 2, has probably already melted down.

Draw your own conclusions about the safety of nuclear power.

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Status of Fukushima Reactors | Nuclear and Industry Safety Agency (Japan)

As of 2:00pm, March 27, 2011, local time.

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