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Japan’s government said that it could take 40 years to clean up and fully decommission a nuclear plant that went into meltdown after it was struck by a huge tsunami.
Some debris from the March tsunami in Japan has reached the West Coast.
Japan’s industry minister Tuesday rejected a plan by the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release low-level radioactive water into the sea without approval by local fishermen…
Fukushima’s residents are being left to their fate and not enough is being done to protect them against radiation nine months after Japan’s tsunami, environment group Greenpeace said Wednesday.
The discovery helps explain how tsunamis can cross ocean basins to cause massive destruction at some locations, while leaving others unscathed, and raises hope that scientists may be able to improve tsunami forecasts leading to more accurate coastal tsunami hazard maps to protect communities and critical infrastructure.
A fresh leak of radioactive water into the open ocean has been discovered at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear complex, its operator said Monday as cleanup efforts continued.
New analysis released in the Dec. 2 issue of the journal Science indicates that the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that decimated Japan with a monster tsunami, altered the seafloor off the country’s eastern coast much more than scientists had thought.
In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami disaster that struck Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey explored how these unique trees hemming the shorelines, which make up valuable forest ecosystems called mangroves, help safeguard lives, property and beaches during hurricanes, tsunamis and floods.
By talking with survivors of the devastating tsunami that hit Japan earlier this year, scientists may now have a better idea as to how to help prevent fatalities from such events in the future.