Japan has a long experience of hazards and disasters. Yet it does not seem like all lessons have been applied when it comes to COVID.
Why do nuclear plants produce radioactive water – and what happens when that water gets into the ocean?
The fault line that ruptured causing the Fukushima disaster hadn’t done so for over 1,000 years.
Aftershocks of a major earthquake can continue for years or even decades.
Japan’s plan is a terrible idea, but so is our government’s plan to send nuclear waste to South Australia temporarily.
In 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster struck Japan. Eight years later, Fukushima is perceived in very different ways by the West and by Japan.
Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima demonstrated the difficulty of managing a disaster at a nuclear power plant. What is the situation in France?
On March 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck Japan. Translated testimony by the power plant’s manager reveals how close the world came to a greater catastrophe – and how much there is to be learned.
For South Africa decommissioning its nuclear plant Koeberg is a reality that cannot be ignored much longer.
A nuclear physicist and disarmament expert recommends reading on nuclear disasters, weapons, authoritarianism and climate change.
The next generation of reactors provide in-built safety systems and a way to reuse old fuel.
March 11 marks the anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake. Natural disasters here in the US also have wreaked havoc. There may be a way to improve response to these natural disasters.
Nuclear power was a cornerstone of Japan’s energy strategy for decades, until the Fukushima disaster. The current government wants to keep some nuclear reactors open, but has lost public support.
Those communities affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident are having their resilience tested once again.
The latest earthquake off Japan’s east coast was an ominous reminder of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But despite a technical hitch at one of Fukushima’s other reactors, there was no repeat this time.
Japan’s response to a tsunami threat following major earthquake shows it has learned much from past events, including the deadly quake and tsunami that disabled the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Even though three women have recently been appointed to powerful positions in Japanese politics, gender parity in the country is a long way off.
Chernobyl is already responsible for up to 5,000 cases of cancer in Europe.
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. No other nuclear accident holds a candle to that level of public health impact.
Small nuclear reactors are one step closer to powering the UK’s future energy requirements.