While there's no doubt that the nuclear crisis in Fukushima back in 2011 could have been avoided, a recent discovery suggests that this week's extended blackout was entirely out of their hands. Instead, the loss of power lies in the diabolical paws of a now deceased, foresight-lacking rat.
The badly-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has been upgraded from 5 to 7 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale. That's, in case you were wondering, out of seven. The only other nuclear crisis to reach the same… [Gawker]
Six days after the earthquake that rocked Japan and left thousands dead, the nation is now struggling to avert disaster at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Events have moved fast and risks are hard to assess.
The nuclear disaster in Japan has left many people in danger of exposure to radiation and radioactivity. Some are simply fearful. What exactly is this radiation? And what threat does it pose? We've got some answers below.
Pausing for respite for a few hours, the "Fukushima 50," as they've become known, finally had a chance to catch their breath.
According to Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, they fear there has been a breach in the core vessel of nuclear reactor 3 at Fukushima Daiichi.