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Japan’s nuclear watchdog has said the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new “emergency” caused by a build-up of radioactive groundwater. A barrier built to contain the water has already been breached, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority warned. This means the amount of contaminated water seeping into the Pacific Ocean could accelerate rapidly, it said.
(Reblogged from dendroica)




Typhoon Talas hits Japan. There are 47 people confirmed dead and 56 are yet still missing. It hit mainly the western part (Wakayama, Nara and Mie) and it left 24 000 households without power. Spread the news, find ways to donate and if you think it helps, pray. It’s truly a horrible year for Japan…

Oh my god…

Geez.  This happened last week and these are the first pictures I’ve seen.  Tumblr, your failing me.  How horrific for the people of Japan.  They have been through hell this year.

(Reblogged from sarahlee310)


Six months ago today: the Japan earthquake and tsunami

15,781 people were killed as a result of the devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Tohoko, Japan and the resulting tsunami waves. Around 83,000 have been displaced from their homes.

4,086 people are still missing.

[Photos: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters; Kyodo/Reuters; Yomiuri Shimbun/AFP/Getty Images; Damir Sagoli/Reuters; Kyodo/Reuters; Gregory Bull/AP; Yomiuri/Reuters; Amit Dave/Reuters]

(Reblogged from pantslessprogressive)


Radioactive waste swamps Japan sewage plants - Asia-pacific - Radioactive waste is piling up at several sewerage plants, well away from the crippled Fukushima reactor.  (via Al Jazeera English)

More evidence that disasters are frequently more terrible over the long haul.

(Reblogged from sarahlee310)
(Reblogged from inothernews)


Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear
A surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens’ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.

(Reblogged from pieceinthepuzzlehumanity-deacti)


Residents Return $78 Million From Rubble

While looting often becomes an issue post-disaster, it’s been the exact opposite in Japan.

Since the March earthquake and tsunami that leveled much of Japan, thousands of wallets containing a total of $48 million in cash have washed ashore — and been turned in, ABC reports. In addition, 5,700 safes containing $30 million in cash also have turned up.

Ryuji Ito, professor emeritus at Japan’s Yokohama City University, tells the Daily Mail that these acts of integrity are simply reflective of the culture:

“…The fact that a hefty 2.3 billion yen in cash has been returned to its owners shows the high level of ethical awareness in the Japanese people.” [read more; March 13 photo: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images]

(Reblogged from pieceinthepuzzlehumanity-deacti)


New video of the tsunami sweeping away an entire town. Unbelievable. I’m speechless.

The power of lots of water

(Source: guillee)

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