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Fukushima Photo Essay: a Drone's Eye View 66 66

Hallie Siegel (2973169) writes "Here's stunning photos and incredible interactive aerial maps of the devastation, cleanup and reconstruction effort in the region around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Adam Klaptocz of Drone Adventures in collaboration with Taichi Furuhashi, researcher at the Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo show the current state of the region."
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Fukushima Photo Essay: a Drone's Eye View

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  • Re:Just to be clear (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 03, 2014 @05:29AM (#46647167)

    It seems to me that the root of the Fukushima disaster was the decision to build a nuclear power plant in a place where there was even the remotest chance of Tsunami damage.

    No, the tsunami would have happened anyway and killed just as many people and caused complete devastation.
    The big difference is that it wouldn't have gotten any media attention then. Just another tsunami in a country far far away.

  • by Mr D from 63 (3395377) on Thursday April 03, 2014 @07:47AM (#46647647)

    Imagine telling a child that he or she can never return home to Tomioka because it has been turned into a storage facility for radioactive soil from other regions. Imagine the psychological devastation.

    Kids are a lot more resilient than that. My house burned down when I was a kid. We were left with nothing. Yeah, it sucked, but it was a life lesson. I can look back and see that life goes on.

    It is time that we close the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant in California, which sits above multiple faults capable of producing the type of quake that destroyed Fukushima Daichi.

    Wrong. The Tsunami caused the plant to fail, not the quake. In the case of Diablo, if there is no credible chance of a Tsunami inundating the plant, then it is fine. I can assure you it can well withstand a major quake.

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