Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

February 28, 2012

An unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex.


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Voices From the Inside: Fukushima’s Workers Speak

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Live Chat 3 p.m. ET: The Battle for Fukushima

Join our live chat on “Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown” on 2/29 at 3pm ET with producer Dan Edge and guest questioner Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing’s science editor . You can leave a question now.

“The Workers We Spoke to Thought They Were Going to Die”

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“The Fate of Japan Hangs in the Balance”

It was day five of Japan’s nuclear crisis last March, and the sun had yet to rise. The previous few days involved chaotic efforts to power the plant, cool the reactors and vent radioactive gas in order to prevent a nuclear explosion. …

One Pilot’s Dangerous Mission to Stop Fukushima’s Nuclear Meltdown

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Then and Now: Photos of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Devastation

Last March, the world watched as the villages around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were decimated by an earthquake and tsunami of epic proportions. So what do they look like now, almost a year later?

“In the Information Age, They Have No Information”

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Video: Inside the Fukushima Reactor

In an attempt to look at the damage inside one of its failed Fukushima reactors, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. … Continue reading


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