More than 70 percent of the prefecture is covered with trees, but large areas have been abandoned or neglected. The Situation at Fukushima. November 22, 2020. A major earthquake on 11 March 2011 caused a 15-metre tsunami to strike the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Japan's Tohoku coast, disabling the power supply and heat sinks, thereby triggering a nuclear accident. "I discovered highly radioactive dust on Tokyo street corners in 2016." Update: Jun 11, 2020 +77 102. Note to readers: please click the share buttons above Note: 7 years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, we bring to the attention of our readers this piece originally published in October 2013. ... Fri 31 Jan 2020 21.19 EST. IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi visit to TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant during his official visit to Japan, February 26, 2020. Credit: Dean Calma / … Forestry was once a thriving industry in Fukushima – until the 2011 nuclear disaster struck. November 2, 2020 Status of countries and regions introduced import measures on Japanese food after the TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident October 28, 2020 Briefing Session on the current status of Multi-nuclide removal equipment (ALPS) treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station "Holding the 2020 Olympics in Japan is an effort by the current Japanese government to make these ongoing atomic reactor meltdowns disappear from the public eye," Gundersen said. Photograph: Pablo M Diez/AP. Fukushima has been one of the most famous names of the place in Japan against the residents’ will since the the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on the 11th Match, 2011. Current status Reactor pressure vessel (RVP) cooling The problem of groundwater/rainwater entering reactor buildings Failure of the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Poor technology choices and the failure of ALPS Adsorbers pH adjustments in relation to water chemistry Secondary processing in ALPS 2020 Strontium-90 and other hazards Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is determined to end all evacuations by 2020, when Japan will host the Olympic Summer Games. The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking […] The situation today is far more serious that what is described in this article. According to Gundersen and other nuclear experts Truthout spoke with, the crisis is even worse. That fear, not radiation, killed … Situational Updates – For situational, status updates and monthly reports issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, visit Fukushima Dai-ichi Status Updates at IAEA.org. But the response to the Fukushima event was disastrous because of the irrational and misinformed fear of radiation. Contaminated water is stored in about 900 huge tanks at Japan’s destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, pictured in 2017.