Steam Plume from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant: What Does It Mean?

Shown here is a map of the Japanese Nuclear Power plants, made by the U.S. Photo courtesy of U.S. government, image by Calmos.

Does the steam plume rising from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant mean there’s another meltdown in progress, or is the reason for the change less ominous?

Fukushima’s Radioactive Ocean Plume Heading Towards You

Fukushima radiation spreads further than most would like to think. Image by Decoded Science.

You’ve seen the scary pictures of the Fukushima radiation plume – but is the nuclear material heading towards the United States actually dangerous?

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Fukushima: Radioactive Water Leaking From Containment Tanks

Ice acts as a barrier to groundwater - potentially preventing contamination by Fukushima's radioactive water. Image by Gamerzero

Fukushima reactor leak site cleanup crews, trying to stop the contaminated water currently flowing into the ocean, are considering a novel solution: Ice.

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U.S. Nuclear Plants Vulnerable to Threats: Fact or Fiction?

Water surrounds the core of a nuclear reactor. Image by Matt Howard

Are nuclear power plants a security threat in today’s high-risk environment? Not as much as the vulnerable nuclear testing facilities at our universities.

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North Korea’s Nuclear Testing: How Big Was The Bomb?

An atomic bomb explosion is devastating. Image courtesy of FEMA

North Korea’s bombs are becoming more powerful, and its rocket propulsion systems are becoming more sophisticated. Will NK present a danger to the U.S.?

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