An independent assessment of Japan’s plan to release treated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, nearly 12 years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, finds it safe and reasonable.
Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is set to release radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean – but the cause for concern is minimal.
It is impossible to label nuclear power as sustainable without taking into account the entire life cycle of a nuclear reactor and the industry’s exposure to environmental and geopolitical risks.
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.
How to prevent future disasters by learning from the past. Listen to episode 21 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The fault line that ruptured causing the Fukushima disaster hadn’t done so for over 1,000 years.
The rush to evacuate communities and abandon nuclear energy was understandable, but an error.
On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, two experts explain why human choices are more important to nuclear safety than technology, and why the job is far from finished.
From Fukushima to a stalkers visual diary, art can be confrontational whether it’s far away or uncomfortably close
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.
Lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the Fukushima disaster in 2011 have changed how utilities brace for big storms.
Oil spills, nuclear meltdowns and chemical poisonings should be taught in schools.
Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima demonstrated the difficulty of managing a disaster at a nuclear power plant. What is the situation in France?
Ebola has spread to a large city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Perhaps the expert handling of the Fukushima nuclear leak could provide a template for what to do next.
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.
Unsurprisingly, the Japanese feel ambivalent about nuclear power, but part of their energy needs could be answered by the country’s tidal potential.
The number of natural disasters around the world has doubled since 1980, raising serious questions about how to respond. Here’s how game theory could help.