Japan Tells People Not to Drink Tap Water in Fukushima Prefecture

Japan's Healthy Ministry has advised villagers near the nuclear plant to not drink the tap water because of radioactive iodine. Ministry spokesman Takayuki Matsuda said that radioactive iodine three times the normal level was found in water 19 miles (30km) away from the nuclear plant. The contaminated water is only one … » 3/20/11 2:23pm 3/20/11 2:23pm

Japanese Video Explains Nuclear Situation to Kids, Likening it to Farts

Japanese children may be used to having everything explained to them in cutesy language (remember the Street View video?), but inventing a character called "Nuclear Boy" who really needs to do a poo, and keeps stinking the neighborhood up with his farts might be going too far. » 3/17/11 12:00pm 3/17/11 12:00pm

Military Helicopters Finally Dump Seawater on Over-Heating Fukushima…

After yesterday's failed attempts to pour seawater on the boiling reactors, due to the increasing levels of radiation, two lead-lined military chinook helicopters were able to make four drops each of 7.5 tons of seawater onto the No.3 reactor. Only one actually hit the target, reportedly. » 3/17/11 5:40am 3/17/11 5:40am

Japan's Nuclear Problem Explained in an Easy to Understand Video

The Japanese Nuclear situation at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is ongoing and ever-changing but if you were curious at how and what happened to cause such problems, this NHK video serves as a great explainer (it's easy to understand, too). The video details the three safety precautions created to cool the nuclear… » 3/16/11 12:40pm 3/16/11 12:40pm