Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Nuclear Reactor Restarts in Japan Have Reduced LNG Imports for Electricity Generation

After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi accident, Japan suspended operations at all of its remaining 48 nuclear power reactors by 2013 and relied almost exclusively on imported natural gas to replace the lost electricity generation. In 2015, Japan allowed its first nuclear power reactor to resume operations. As of December 2022, 11 … [continued]

Greenpeace Launches Scientific Investigation Into Fukushima Disaster’s Effect On Pacific Ocean

Nearly five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Greenpeace has launched a high-tech investigation into the radiation effects of the meltdowns on the Pacific Ocean. In March of 2011, the Tōhoku earthquake triggered a tsunami which precipitated three nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on the east coast of … [continued]