Return to Fukushima

Three years after the disaster at Fukushima, science correspondent Miles O’Brien returned to the Daiichi nuclear plant for an exclusive look at the site. Follow Miles on a never-before-seen tour of Daiichi’s sister site, Fukushima Daini, which narrowly avoided a meltdown during the Tohoku earthquake. As the country debates turning its reactors back on, Miles asks: will Japan have a nuclear future?

Comments

  1. #1 DanSed
    ny
    August 10, 2014

    Why do you have a skull next to “Return To Fukushima”? Does that relate to the 0 people who died from the nuclear accident or the 20,000 who died in the earth quake followed by tsunami? If you were covering a 5MW wind turbine that bursts in to flames, as has been known to happen with the loss of life, would you put a skull next to that?

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    August 10, 2014

    DanSed, there is a skull there for the same reason there is a skull on this post:

    http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/07/24/feral-cats-as-invasive-species/

    I’ll leave you to figure it out.

    I’m not sure what your point about death tolls might be. This post and the video is not about the effects of the earthquake on the rest of Japan. Nor is it about any wind turbine that burst into flames though that does sound like an interesting story.