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Information on earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters in Japan.

Abita: A Short Film About Fukushima Children

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[Via Global Voices] “Abita”, an animated short film about Fukushima children who can’t play outside because of the radiation risk, delicately illustrates their dreams and realities. The film, produced by Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner, won the award for Best Animated Film at the International Uranium Film Festival in 2013. Despite scarce media coverage in…

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TEPCO says, right now, we have an emergency.

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Well, not trying to seem like an alarmist but: “Reuters is reporting an unfolding emergency at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) task force, has told Reuters that highly radioactive groundwater has breached an underground barrier and is rising towards the surface. The contamination is…

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