Dying robots and failing hope: Fukushima clean-up falters six years after tsunami

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Exploration work inside the nuclear plant’s failed reactors has barely begun, with the scale of the task described as ‘almost beyond comprehension’…

Cleaning up the plant, scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl after it was struck by a magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami on the afternoon of 11 March 2011, is expected to take 30 to 40 years…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK (03-08-2017)

Fukushima Site Still Leaking After Five Years, Research Shows, WHOI (03-09-2016)
Five years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, study shows levels of radioactive forms of cesium in the ocean off Japan are thousands of times lower than during the peak releases in 2011, however, analysis of cesium and strontium indicate releases from the plant are not yet “under control,” a statement that has been used by the Japanese government to describe the situation when levels are below regulatory limits…

Higher Levels of Fukushima Cesium Detected Offshore, WHOI (12-05-2015)
Scientists monitoring the spread of radiation in the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear accident report finding an increased number of sites off the US West Coast showing signs of contamination from Fukushima. This includes the highest detected level to date from a sample collected about 1,600 miles west of San Francisco…

Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later, Science Daily (10-18-2016)


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