Posts Tagged 'earthquake'



Wild Monkeys To Help Detect Radiation From Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant

MSNBC reports –

Wild monkeys fitted with collars containing detectors and GPS transmitters will help researchers at Fukushima University measure radiation in the forests surrounding a nuclear power plant crippled last March by a powerful earthquake and tsunami. The monkeys will wear the collars for a month and they will be remotely detached, says a team of scientists led by Professor Takayuki Takahashi.

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2011 Reviewed in 3 Minutes by Google [video]

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

BuzzFeed posted a collection of high resolution photos of the big events of 2011. Although the pics are striking, it is depressing to realize that 2011 was so full of suck.

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Whirlpool resulting from Japan’s tsunami in March.

 

Japanese Tsunami – 6 Months Later [pics]

The Atlantic presents a set of striking photos showing the clean up and rebuilding process under way in Japan.

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Video Shot Inside A Car That Was Swept Away During Japan’s Tsunami [video]

Japan Tsunami – 3 Months Later – Stunning Pictures

BuzzFeed presents an excellent series of photos that depict the destruction caused by the tsunami on March 11, 2011, along with other photos showing how much has been cleaned up and how much still remains to be done.

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Meltdown Has Occurred At Fukushima Reactor

The Telegraph reports –

Engineers from the Tokyo Electric Power company (Tepco) entered the No.1 reactor at the end of last week for the first time and saw the top five feet or so of the core’s 13ft-long fuel rods had been exposed to the air and melted down. Previously, Tepco believed that the core of the reactor was submerged in enough water to keep it stable and that only 55 per cent of the core had been damaged. Now the company is worried that the molten pool of radioactive fuel may have burned a hole through the bottom of the containment vessel, causing water to leak.

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