What happens during a nuclear power plant meltdown? The term meltdown is being used often. But what exactly would a meltdown in one of the Japanese nuclear power plants entail? The following is a simplistic description I found at a blog called Mod
Potentially, an extremely serious catastrophe is developing
Godzilla is surfing to California on the Jet Stream.
Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion had occurred earlier.
Kyodo News reported that radioactive caesium had been detected near the Fukushima plant, citing information from the nuclear safety agency.
In all, Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants on Friday.
Radiation leaked from a damaged Japanese nuclear reactor north of Tokyo on Saturday, the government said, after an explosion blew the roof off the facility in the wake of a massive earthquake.
Reuters has just released this unpleasant development: "Radiation levels in Fukushima Daiichi plant central control unit is 1,000 times normal, Kyodo says."
The answer according to the nuclear expert, is that as Fukushima is now well on its way to a full core-melt nuclear accident, a worst case scenario could possibly lead to the same results last seen in 1986 Chernobyl.
Google has unveiled a person finder app to aid those affected by the massive, magnitude 8.9 offshore earthquake that struck Japan and the massive tidal wave that followed it.
Video of the earthquake in Japan and of the aftermath! The global location of the earthquake today in Japan with a magnitude of 8.9, presented on a map of the world. Below are the specific details of the quake provided by earthquake.usgs.gov, vide
Japanese police say 200 to 300 bodies have been found in a northeastern coastal area where a massive earthquake spawned a ferocious tsunami Friday that swept away boats, cars and homes.
Pictures: At 13-foot tsunami strikes the northern coast of Japan, washing away cars and damaging buildings, after a powerful, magnitude 8.9 earthquake strikes the country.
Attempts to cool malfunctioning reactor cores at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have failed
As Japan reels from the massive 8.9 earthquake that struck off its east coast Friday morning, videos have begun to trickle onto the Internet showing what it was like to be there in the midst of it. Here’s one clip from inside an office building in To
Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away cars and tore away buildings along the coast near the epicenter. There were reports of injuries in Tokyo.
ristchurch was at its busiest. It is the South Island city's second tremor in six months, and the country's worst natural disaster in 80 years.
One of the most important first steps in getting prepared for any disaster is putting together a grab-and-go bag, something you need to start doing now. Here's how.
Yet another snowstorm hit the Northeast from Wednesday through early Thursday.
Nancy asks, “Simon, what happened to the 7.0 earthquake in Chile this week? What’s it like being in an earthquake region?”
The natural questions: Are these deaths somehow linked by a common cause, a sign of an impending apocalypse or the result of a common environmental trigger? Biologists say it's unlikely.
The river has met the sea," said Abdur Rehman, 45, who owns a small fishing boat in the sparsely populated village of Shah Bunder, 210 kilometres (130 miles) from Karachi in the far south of Pakistan.
Prime Minister John Key said it was "a miracle" no one had died when the major 7.0 magnitude quake wreaked more than a billion dollars of damage on the nation's second-biggest city Christchurch.
Good news and bad news related to the Boulder wildfire, the Four Mile Canyon wildfire currently estimated at 3500 acres. According to officials, the high winds are expect to subside. 3000 homes have been evacuated.
Nashville TN has experienced what may be the largest non-hurricane disaster in U.S. history. Where's the news coverage? It's down at the Gulf, waiting for the spill to roll in. Meanwhile, Tennesseans is largely handling the aftermath by themselves.
Toyota, eager for some good publicity for a change, didn’t hesitate to announce that its “indestructable” Hilux pickup was on Eyjafallajökull before it let loose, wreaking havoc on air travel and making “Eyjafjallajökull” the most common Google searc
Zepeda, a Mokena businessman whose Chicago construction firm has been awarded more than $45 million in federal contracts is under investigation for allegedly bribing two Army officials and improperly inflating the costs of hurricane-protection work h
Massive mounds of rubble are blocking drains and canals that are crucial in preventing floods when the heavy rains begin around May. Those made homeless by the quake who live in low-lying camps face more catastrophe if flooding occurs.
Also believes we should keep giving to a general fund, perhaps to be run by the world bank
Scientists predict a Haiti-magnitude earthquake along the New Madrid fault during the next 50 years. The fault runs under the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest parts of the US.