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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 […]

Cherry Blossoms in Fukushima

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



International Response – Nuclear Programs Post-Fukushima

Introduction: On March 11, 2011, The Fukushima Prefecture in Japan was struck by a triple disaster:  An  earthquake,  a tsunami and the subsequent  nuclear melt-down at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. It quickly turned into the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986, and just as quickly, it became an international affair, with specialists […]

Post-tsunami devastation in Iwaki

Mental Health Issues resulting from the Fukushima Disaster

One of the greatest challenges faced by the people of the Fukushima Prefecture (and the people of Japan)  in the aftermath of the Fukushima ‘triple disaster” does not involve the clean-up and rebuilding, or even the prevailing fear of radioactive contamination.  Perhaps the greatest long-term challenge may be coping with the psychological impact of the […]