Ruined Fukushima Plant Leaking Radiation 70 Times Above Normal Levels

Fukushima is Japan's radiation nightmare that just won't go away. Ever since March 11, 2011, the damaged plant has been riddled with leaks and cleanup setbacks. Now Tepco, the operator of the damaged facility, says they've recorded spikes between 50-70 times above average readings in the gutters that pour water into a… »2/22/15 6:22pm2/22/15 6:22pm

Butterflies in the Fukushima region plagued by "genetic damage" and "severe abnormalities"

A study of the pale grass blue butterfly in the regions around the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, site of the 2011 radiation disaster, has revealed that the insects are giving birth to mutants at an alarming rate. Indeed, the butterflies collected from younger generations have more abnormalities than butterflies born… »8/15/12 2:51pm8/15/12 2:51pm

Radioactive sulfur over California shows exactly how bad the Fukushima radiation leak was

When emergency technicians in Fukushima attempted to cool the overheating reactor with seawater, they didn't realize they'd be enabling a set of incredibly accurate calculations that would allow researchers half a world away to calculate how bad the leak had been, and where it was going in the environment. »8/18/11 2:38pm8/18/11 2:38pm