Radioactivity from Fukushima Found Off California Coast

Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have discovered small amounts of Caesium-134 about 100 miles off the coast of Eureka, California. This isotope is normally found only in nuclear reactors. It’s presence off the California coast marks the first time radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster has been detected on this side of the […]

Drone Captures Desolation of Post Evacuation Fukushima

Drone captures sobering video footage of the evacuated parts of Japan’s east coast. This film, which opens with a scene of cherry blossoms blooming along deserted street, shows the still-present devastation from the tsunami and the eerie silence of areas still behind the evacuation zone. Filmed by HEXmedia, via Dailymail.co.uk.

First Post-Fukushima Nuclear Plant Restart Approved

In a vote of 26 to 4, city assembly members of the town of  Satsumasendai voted to restart the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co.  plant.  This would make it the first nuclear power plant in Japan to be restarted more than 3 years after the Fukushima Dai-ichi catastrophe. The vote came amid protests and petitions […]

Radiation Levels Surge Following Typhoon Wipha

Heavy rains from typhoon Wipha appear to have dramatically raised radiation levels at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant. Radioactive strontium, measuring 1,400 becquerels per liter, has been detected in a drainage ditch leading into the sea.  This is 70 times higher than was recorded in the same location  just a few days earlier. It is […]

Water Treatment System Fails Yet Again

The trouble-plagued ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) system, intended to filter radioactive  substances from the water in holding tanks at the Fukushima cleanup site, has reportedly failed once again, causing a minor disruption in the leanup efforts. The system was partially shut down last Saturday after calcium was discovered in one of its 3 lines.  […]