March 7, 2013

Meltdown Anniversary

Fukushima dosimeter 1 year

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant plant, February 28, 2012 – 1 year anniversary

Fukushima dosimeter 2nd year

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant plant, yesterday – 2 year anniversary

Chernobyl dosimeter 2012

Chernobyl nuclear power plant, April 26, 2012 – 26th anniversary

(photo 1: Reuters caption: A journalist checks radiation levels with her dosimeter near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactor buildings in Fukushima prefecture on February 28, 2012. In 2011, the earthquake and tsunami triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. photo 2: Issei Kato/AP Photo/Pool caption: A radiation monitor indicates 114.00 microsieverts per hour near the building housing the plant’s No. 4 reactor, center, and an under construction foundation, right, which will store the reactor’s melted fuel rods at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, ahead of the second anniversary of the March 11, 2011 tsunami and earthquake. Some 110,000 people living around the nuclear plant were evacuated after the massive March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami knocked out the plant’s power and cooling systems, causing meltdowns in three reactors and spewing radiation into the surrounding air, soil and water. photo 3: Genya Savilov/AFP Photo/Getty Images caption: April 26, 2012: A dosimeter reading is seen in front of the shelter over destroyed 4th block of Chernobyl Power Plant. The world on Thursday marks a 26th anniversary since the world’s worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine.)

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