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It’s one of the greatest, and most disturbing, questions of the Fukushima disaster: What happened to the nuclear fuel inside the plant? Now physicists are trying to shed some light on the problem using particles from the edge of space.

The Fukushima accident was broadcast around the world. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami struck the plant, knocking out cooling in three working reactors. The uranium fuel inside melted down.

But nobody’s quite sure where it went.

Particles From The Edge Of Space Shine A Light On Fukushima

Above: A computer simulation (left) shows how muons would image the pill-shaped vessel of the Fukushima Unit 1 reactor. An actual muon image (right) taken across 26 days is considerably fuzzier; but, judging from the lack of shadowing in the center, the nuclear core appears to be gone, engineers say. Better muon detectors might help figure out where it went. Images: Courtesy of TEPCO

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Photos Show What’s Left Behind After A Nuclear Disaster

Over 160,000 people were evacuated from their homes in 2011 when a tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. What’s left behind is a 20km radius radioactive exclusion zone where very few residents dare to return.

Photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski ventured into the zone in September and captured eerie scenes of life frozen in time: abandoned cars and bikes, and empty supermarkets with food still on the shelves. (Source)

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In 2003 and 2004, #MajorEdDames announced on Japanese TV and US radio (Coast to Coast AM) that a massive earthquake would strike Japan and a nuclear reactor would “break”, causing what he described to the host (Art Bell) as a “mini Chernobyl” or, at least, the worse nuclear disaster since then. This video presents several clips from the stations where this RV prediction was broadcast to millions of people. Major Dames’ heart goes out to the Japanese people. It is truly unfortunate that this prediction has come to pass.on March 11, 2011 Japan was hit with a 9.1 Earthquake that broke the #Fukushima Nuclear Reactor, which is still leaking to this very day. #RemoteViewing #4biddenknowledge

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