“What a wonderful place it would be without nuclear power plants, or even with them.” Ms. Oga studied agriculture and had an architect friend to build her dream house, made of wood from the nearby Abukuma Mountains, Fukushima. The accident happened just before being able to move into the house. After evacuating to Niigata Prefecture, Ms. Oga said, “I was so happy that first spring, I felt everything was OK.” That’s how difficult life was after the nuclear accident, even though the evacuation order for parts of Okuma Town was lifted in March 2020.
Eleven years have passed since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Many people are still suffering.
What did we learn from that disaster?
As we approach the 11th anniversary of the disaster, we need to look back at what happened, ask what is happening now, and think about energy and the future.
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Containers filled with contaminated soil from Iitate Village (Fukushima, 2017)
Current status of contaminated water
Mountains of contaminated soil.
What is the cost of the nuclear accident?
Renewable energy supplied 17% of Japan's electricity in 2017. CO2 emissions are dropping due to energy conservation and renewable energy.
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