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March 3, 2014

Inside Fukushima: A Rare, Unsettling Tour. {PBS Video}

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One brave (perhaps insane) reporter takes us behind the scenes of this nuclear “apocalypse…”

PBS science correspondent Miles O’Brien visited the nuclear plant, where three reactors melted down following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

“Three years after the meltdown, the road to Fukushima … remains a post-apocalyptic landscape of abandoned towns, frozen in time.”

Crazy factoids:

100 tons of highly radioactive water overflowed from a storage tank in February.

A plume of radioactive water could reach the West Coast by April 2014.

 

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