It May Be Decades Before the Fukushima Area Is Habitable Again

The two mile radius surrounding Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant may be out of commission for longer than anyone had previously thought; according to the Daily Yomiuri, land within about 3km could be kept off-limits "for several decades." It may also, according to the NY Times, be quite some time before residents within a 12-mile radius can return to their homes. All of which is uniformly awful beyond the point of comprehension. [Daily Yomiuri via BoingBoing]