Japan announced the decision on Tuesday. Experts say the plan is safe, but China has called the decision unilateral and "extremely irresponsible."
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is considered the second-worst nuclear accident in history. According to a new study, animal populations are thriving in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone, which was abandoned after the accident. The animals are multiplying in the absence of humans, despite the lingering presence of radiation. Visit Businessinsider.com […]
Satellite images reveal how the Earth’s surface transformed during the last 10 years. The 2010s saw a spate of devastating natural disasters, including powerful hurricanes and the deadliest fire in California history. It also saw cities torn apart by war and military conflict. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Eight years after the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima power plant, the facility contains more than 1 million tons of contaminated water. Japan’s environment minister recently said the “the only option” is to dump that water into the Pacific Ocean. But that could hurt the area’s local fishing economy and […]
Japan is considering a proposal to dump contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean because it is running out of storage space at the facility. Japan’s environment minister Yoshiaki Harada said Tuesday the plan is the “only option” for Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, […]
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 transformed the Ukrainian city of Pripyat into a ghost town. Other towns have also been abandoned after nuclear disasters, and each is a skeleton of its former self, strewn with deserted cars and dilapidated buildings. Photos reveal what these places look like years after […]
In 2017, a group of scientists known as the “Ring of Five” detected “an unprecedented release” of radiation in Europe and Asia. At the time, no country claimed responsibility for the release, but a new study from the Ring of Five attributes it to a nuclear accident at Russia’s Mayak […]
Chernobyl was one of the worst nuclear disasters the world has ever seen, resulting in widespread contamination throughout Europe. Today, the site is still being cleaned up, but experts say that certain areas are safe to visit. A recent study found evidence that Chernobyl is now less radioactive than the […]
HBO’s “Chernobyl” series has reignited comparisons between the Soviet power-plant accident and other nuclear accidents worldwide. Chernobyl is widely acknowledged to be the worst nuclear accident in history, but a few scientists have argued that the accident at Fukushima was even more destructive. Both events were far worse than the […]
Some former residents of a town evacuated eight years ago after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster have been allowed to move back for the first time. On March 11, 2011, a 15-meter tsunami flooded three of the Daiichi plant’s six reactors, killing the power and allowing the reactor cores […]
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A powerful earthquake struck near Fukushima, Japan, at approximately 6am local time on Tuesday morning, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a tsunami warning for residents on the island nation’s east coast. Here’s the latest. 6.49am local time — Authorities report a tsunami of 60cm at the port of Onahama in Fukushima. 6.55am local time […]
UPDATE: The cooling system at the Fukushima nuclear plant is back online. Earlier this morning, officials were “trying to establish what’s gone wrong” at the Fukushima nuclear plant. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck 67km off the coast of Japan this morning, and tsunamis have been recorded hitting the east coast. […]
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