On April 26, 1986, a nuclear nightmare became reality.
Residents are worried about radioactivity from a nearby Superfund site.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said a local tsunami of up to one metre (3.3 feet) could impact the Pacific coastline after the quake.
Nuclear power may bring with it tons of efficiencies, but as in most things, there's no free lunch. It also makes waste, and weekly curbside collection just won't cut it for this class of garbage.
Wall will block groundwater from nearby hillsides that has been flowing under the plant and mixing with polluted water already there.
The world has moved on since the 1986 catastrophe, but one thing hasn't changed very much: The dead trees, plants and leaves at the contaminated site.
Radiation from Japan's leaking nuclear power plant has reached waters off the shore of Canada, though it's not dangerous.
As radioactive water from a Japanese nuclear reactor tsunami nears the U.S. -- it is expected to hit in 2014 -- can we be sure it's safe?
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