Japan's 9.0 earthquake last year lubricated seismic faults and increased the chance that they will give way and rattle the region again.
An unexpected temperature spike this week in a nuclear reactor at the embattled Fukushima plant, has required emergency countermeasures.
Between 24 and 2,500 new cancer cases in the future might be linked to the nuclear disaster, but the most probable estimates is 180 cancer cases, with 130 deaths from those cancers.
Like the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, the Fukushima disaster could have been prevented.
Radiation-induced mutations in butterflies in Japan are getting worse with succeeding generations.