Fukushima Daiichi power plant meltdown

  • Alone in the Zone

    Four years since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant went into full meltdown and the resulting 12-mile evacuation zone was enforced, one farmer still remains—braving high levels of radiation and loneliness to tend to abandoned animals.

  • No One Wants You to Know How Bad Fukushima Might Still Be

    The Tokyo Electric Power Company plan to build an ice wall around the Fukushima plant feels like a step backwards.

  • No One Wants You to Know How Bad Fukushima Might Still Be

    The main point of criticism about Japan's largest utility company is rooted in one that countless others have voiced since the beginning: a suspicious disregard for keeping the public informed.

  • Shimpei Takeda Makes Art Out of Radioactive Dirt

    Shimpei Takeda was born in Japan and spent a lot of his youth in Fukushima, hanging out in the shadow of the reactor that would later meltdown and cause one of the worst...

  • Geriatric Nuclear Reactors Could Kill Us All

    In America, you need a license to drive, but apparently not to run a nuclear reactor. Entergy Corp. is slated to become the first company in history to operate a reactor without a license this fall. The energy corporation’s rogue reactor is located at...

  • Radioactive Man

    Today marks the second anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Japan and caused one of the most serious nuclear disasters in world history. The surrounding towns were evacuated in a rush, leaving empty homes and uncared-for animals. In the small...

  • Inside the Abandoned Radioactive Towns of Japan

    Photographer Toshiya Watanabe's family lived in Namie, a town in the fallout zone of the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant meltdown, which is now abandoned two years later. Toshiya has gone back to document the changes, or lack thereof, that he sees in his...