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New Fukushima contamination map

A new, joint U.S. – Japan aerial survey shows levels of surface radiation around the Fukushima nuclear power plant. As expected the map shows a band of fall-out north west of the site, but it also reveals high levels of … Continue reading

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Fukushima Daiichi radiation survey maps

Tepco, the Japanese power company responsible for Fukushima Daiichi has published a series of radiation survey maps of the nuclear plant and the surrounding area. According to asahi.com these are being used to monitor exposure of workers and prepare work … Continue reading

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Animated time line of the world’s nuclear reactors

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster occurred 25 years ago today, April 26 1986. To mark the event Climate Central has produced the following interactive map showing a timeline of operational nuclear reactors around the world from the early 1950’s to the … Continue reading

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Fukushima’s radioactive cloud vs social networks

Another mash-up based on events following the Japan earthquake.  Webnode’s time-animated map lets you compare two sets of information: A simulation mapping the progress of the radioactive plume from the Fukushima nuclear plant, produced by ZAMG. The one we’ve seen before. A … Continue reading

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1,000 aftershocks since the Japan earthquake

The tally of magnitude 4.5+ aftershocks recorded following the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake surpassed one thousand today. I’ve updated my animated visualization to include these. The decrease in frequency of events is much apparent than the previous videos. You … Continue reading

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Cloud dispersion forecast for Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The New York Times has a detailed, animated forecast for the plume from Fukushima, Japan. The prediction is from the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, and based on weather patterns this week. It shows how a continuous cloud from the … Continue reading

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Modelling the possible spread of radioactivity from Fukushima Dai-ichi

ZAMG, the Austrian national weather service has produced two animated GIF maps simulating the possible spread of a radioactive cloud from the Japanese nuclear power station damaged by the recent earthquake and tsunami. One showing South East Asia, the other … Continue reading

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Worldwide map of nuclear power stations and earthquake zones

Following the incidents at nuclear power plants in Japan after the earthquake I was wondering which power stations around the world are near active earthquake zones. With this in mind, I’ve created a map combining two sets of information: A … Continue reading

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