Japan has started building a huge underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The purpose is to freeze the soil under broken reactors in a bid to slow the build-up of radioactive groundwater.
Three years after the Fukushima nuclear plant was hit by a devastating earthquake, medical authorities in Fukushima prefecture are reporting a significant rise in the number of thyroid cancer cases among local children and young adults.
Almost all workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plant fled the crippled facility at the height of the quake-tsunami disaster in March 2011. That's according to a recent report by Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper.
The aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been severely underestimated, according to the Global Research Center. The article posted on its website cited a host of reasons why "we should fear the worst from Fukushima." It was penned by Harvey Wasserman, an American journalist and advocate for renewable energy.