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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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New, Chernobyl panoramas on Yandex Maps

Yandex, the Russian web giant has released a remarkable set of 360 degree Street Panoramas in the area around Chernobyl, Ukraine. Coverage extends from roads outside the nuclear power plant to the nearby abandoned ghost town of Pripyat. Until 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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How many people live near nuclear power plants ?

A couple of interesting maps created by Gregor Aisch for Zeit Online. The interactive maps show the number of people living near nuclear power stations. One covering the USA, another for Germany. The idea: to show how many would be … Continue reading

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The Chernobyl disaster mapped

On the same subject, the winner of the animation category in the 2010 NACIS Student Web Mapping Competition was a thought provoking map presentation entitled The Chernobyl Disaster. Created by Kate Chanba, Matt Forrest, Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel, and Andrew Wilson of … Continue reading

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