Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fukushima Updates - great video from HexaMedia gives perspective on the devastation more than three years post - tsunami / earthquake / nuclear disasters........ Recent items of note from Energy News and Simply Info ........

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Fukushima, the aftermath: Eerie drone footage reveals the apocalyptic wasteland of Japan's abandoned east coast





  • The footage was taken by Tokyo-based multicopter firm HEXaMedia

  • During the video, the drone soars over the region’s barren landscapes

  • Many of these areas are said to be covered in radioactive soil

  • It travels over the coast capturing destruction caused by the 2011 tsunami

  • This was triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake and led to the meltdown of Fukushima's nuclear reactors

  • Drones are being used to help with the clean-up efforts in the region

  • Over 15,800 residents are still prevented from returning to their homes


Three years after the biggest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl struck the east coast of Japan, many regions still lie desolate.

The clean-up effort is hindered due to the continued risk of radiation to human workers and, as a result, drones have been sent in to record the destruction.

During this mission, one drone captured the sheer extent of the devastation as it swept across the Japanese ghost town of Tokioma.

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The footage, pictured, was taken by Tokyo-based multicopter firm HEXaMedia. During the eight-minute video, the drone soars over Tokioma's radioactive and barren landscapes.

FUKUSHIMA'S NUCLEAR DISASTER

The Fukushima nuclear disaster was a failure at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant on 11 March 2011.
It was caused when the plant was hit by a tsunami, triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake. 
This led to three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors going into meltdown and releasing radioactive materials.  
Reports claim the soil and water in the region still contains high levels of radiation which makes the clean-up effort difficult. 
A total of 300,000 people evacuated the Fukushima area on the east coast and 15,884 people died due to the earthquake and tsunami. 
The footage was taken by Tokyo-based multicopter firm HEXaMedia

During the eight-minute video, the drone soars over the region’s landscapes said to be covered in radioactive soil.
 

It travels over the coast capturing how it was battered and destroyed by the tsunami, triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in 2011.

A train station is shown as abandoned, a school field remains empty and a fishing boat has been dropped on the land miles away from the sea.

In one shot, a blooming Cherry Blossom tree contrasts against the abandoned buildings and brown wasteland in the background.

The Fukushima nuclear disaster was a failure at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant on 11 March 2011.



During the video, the drone travels over the coast capturing how it was battered and destroyed by the tsunami, triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in 2011. A train station is abandoned, pictured, a school field remains empty and a fishing boat has been dropped on the land miles away from the sea

During the video, the drone travels over the coast capturing how it was battered and destroyed by the tsunami, triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake in 2011. A train station is abandoned, pictured, a school field remains empty and a fishing boat has been dropped on the land miles away from the sea

It was caused when the plant was hit by a tsunami, triggered by the powerful earthquake.
 
This led to three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors going into meltdown and releasing radioactive materials.

Reports claim the soil and water in the region still contains high levels of radiation that makes the clean-up effort difficult. 

The clean-up effort in the affected region is hindered due to the continued risk of radiation to human workers and, as a result, drones have been sent in to record the destruction. During this mission, the drone captured the sheer extent of the devastation as it swept across the Japanese ghost town of Tokioma, marked at A

The clean-up effort in the affected region is hindered due to the continued risk of radiation to human workers and, as a result, drones have been sent in to record the destruction. During this mission, the drone captured the sheer extent of the devastation as it swept across the Japanese ghost town of Tokioma, marked at A

Tokioma had more than 15,800 residents across 6,000 houses, schools and business and all of them are still prevented from returning to their homes, pictured. A total of 300,000 people evacuated the Fukushima area on the east coast and 15,884 people died due to the earthquake and tsunami

Tokioma had more than 15,800 residents across 6,000 houses, schools and business and all of them are still prevented from returning to their homes, pictured. A total of 300,000 people evacuated the Fukushima area on the east coast and 15,884 people died due to the earthquake and tsunami

The Fukushima nuclear disaster was a failure at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant on 11 March 2011. It was caused when the plant was hit by a tsunami, triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku earthquake.

Tokioma had more than 15,800 residents across 6,000 homes, schools and business and all of them are still prevented from returning to their homes.

A total of 300,000 people evacuated the Fukushima area on the east coast, and 15,884 people died due to the earthquake and tsunami.

As of August last year, 1,600 of these deaths were due to people living in temporary housing and not having access to hospitals or medical care.

In one shot, a blooming Cherry Blossom tree contrasts against the buildings and wasteland behind, pictured


In one shot, a blooming Cherry Blossom tree contrasts against the buildings and wasteland behind, pictured




Energy News........






No plan to stop Fukushima from contaminating Pacific? Tepco adviser ‘doubts’ ice wall can stop groundwater from flooding plant — We’re concerned it may affect ‘environmental protection’ and cause ‘unintended consequences’ (VIDEO)



AP: “This town is dead”… Locals feel Fukushima plant could explode any minute; Yearly ‘safe’ radiation levels exceeded “in a matter of a few hours” — TV: “Fukushima evacuees complain of health problems”; Nearly 70% of households affected



NHK: Officials admit it may be impossible to stop leaking at Fukushima reactors — Will be investigating ‘bottom of containment vessels’ for holes — Gov’t asking engineers from outside Japan for help with melted fuel (VIDEOS)



Japan TV: Radioactive release was up to 500 times larger than thought for Fukushima reactor — Surprising surge in radiation levels before explosions — Our understanding of what happened at plant is ‘very limited’ (VIDEO)



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