27 Oct '11, 6pm

Fukushima Meltdown Has Led to 'World's Worst' Nuclear Pollution of the Sea

Fukushima Meltdown Has Led to 'World's Worst' Nuclear Pollution of the Sea

daveeza via Flickr /CC BY-SA 2.0 After the tragic earthquake turned the world's eyes towards Japan, the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant kept them there. Reaction around the globe filled the entire spectrum--from ill-founded panic over drifting radiation in the United States to surprising nonchalance from myriad opinion-makers to outraged calls for policy change in Germany, Fukushima revived fears of nuclear power in the global zeitgeist. And those fears may find even more fodder here: A new report reveals that the disaster led to the "greatest single nuclear contamination of the sea ever seen," according to PhysOrg . Fukushima's aboveground horrors are thankfully unlikely to rival those of Chernobyl--though the disaster was certainly still wrought with unspeakable tragedies. And some of those are in areas less visible to the evening news' camera lens: Through...

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