The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant seems to get worse daily. According to CNN, the radiation level of water now flowing into the Pacific from the plant is "more than millions of times above the regulatory limit." Radiation from samples taken over the weekend outside one of t ... More >>
• Soil tested 25 miles from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant on Monday had radiation at "430 times normal levels" as reported by Japan's Science Ministry. Tokyo Electric's executive VP has visited evacuees in the area to apologize for the situation. In addition, it seems that multipl ... More >>
In October 2008, the Voice profiled Klaus Jacob, Columbia University's expert on urban environmental disasters. In that story, we examined how the Ivy League school had ignored warnings by its own expert about expanding into areas subject to flooding because of climate change.
Today we talke ... More >>
Last week Japan was hit by earthquake, tsunami, and volcano. As the country tries to come back from this series of disasters, donations are pouring in from world citizens.
Rightbloggers are doing their part, too. They're using the catastrophe as a teachable moment to explain that Obama sucks, glob ... More >>
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September 18, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 49
Columbia May Explode Even If Reactor Won't
by Jonathan Black
Peering off the glass bridge into the tank, you can see the graphic control rods plunging into the water. The water is distilled, slightl ... More >>
"Cute nerd alert!" notes Daily Intel's assessment of Bed-Stuy resident Mark Suppes, a guy who, the BBC explains, works on web-development for Gucci by day and his homemade nuclear reactor by night. Which is great, because what we really need to do is encourage him.