29 Feb '16, 1am

#peakoil Greenpeace Surveys Fukushima: The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred after a March 11, 2011,...

#peakoil Greenpeace Surveys Fukushima: The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred after a March 11, 2011,...

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred after a March 11, 2011, tsunami, and in the lead up to the five-year anniversary, environmental group Greenpeace Japan has commenced an underwater investigation into radiation contamination in the nearby waters. More than 160,000 people were evacuated from the area after the disaster which is considered to be the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Greenpeace’s survey is being conducted from a Japanese research vessel using a ROV fitted with a gamma radiation spectrometer and sediment sampler. All samples will be transported to independent laboratories in Japan and France for analysis. On the opening day of the investigation, Naoto Kan, the former Prime Minister of Japan and leader at the time of the nuclear accident, joined the crew of the Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior , at the site of the su...

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