News file for: Japan Earthquake
We sat down for a chat with Prof. Michael Miller, who has spent two decades as a researcher in Japan and who also witnessed the 2011 great tsunami and 1995 Kobe earthquake.
Japanese researchers have found mutations in butterflies in the Fukushima region, signaling early changes to the local ecosystem after the March 2011 disaster.
Despite the challenges, Ryan Schaffer says there remains a strong case to be made for nuclear energy in Japan, as its reactors are being replaced primarily by fossil fuels.
Fukushima residents suffered from low levels of cesium exposure while TEPCO workers suffered from high levels of psychological distress after the disaster, say two reports published in JAMA.
Thousands of deaths could still be expected from the Fukushima nuclear fallout in the years to come, according to the first estimate of the disaster’s worldwide impact.
The spread of invasive biological species may be the next item on the list of potential global threats caused by the Japanese tsunami of March 2011.
Despite public opposition, Japan on Saturday gave the green light for the resumption of nuclear power operations at the Oi unit operated by the Kansai Electric Power Company.
The government has to be more transparent in its policies and communicate them better to the public, says a Japanese scientist one year after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident.
Japan needs to look ahead and rebuild, urged a group of community leaders from areas of Tohoku devastated by the Great Japan Earthquake and tsunami a year ago.
The World Health Organization has released its estimates on the radiation dose uptake from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear site during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.