Wild monkeys to track Fukushima radiation

Wild monkeys are soon going to be used to track radiation levels around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster site in Japan according to reports. Researchers apparently plan to attach collars with GPS transmitters and Geiger counters to around 1,000 monkeys roaming the forests around Fukushima. A huge earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused a triple meltdown […]

Fukushima was ‘man-made disaster’

A Japanese parliamentary panel said the Fukushima nuclear accident was a “man-made disaster”, according to reports. On the same day nuclear power was pumped into Japan’s grid for the first time since all its plants were closed after the crisis, the panel’s report found the meltdown was “preventable”. On 11 March 2011, three nuclear cores […]