The Japan Meteorological Agency said a local tsunami of up to one metre (3.3 feet) could impact the Pacific coastline after the quake.
Two MIT engineers have designed a better reactor, one that deals with the industry's biggest problems: waste and safety.
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.
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Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, people have been quick to blame radiation levels across the Pacific on the deteriorating power plant. Is the radiation spreading that far, and is there any way to tell if it's actually from Japan?
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