Which power plant melted down, and which was shut down safely? Answers revealed…

Sadly, the answers (to the quiz in the previous post) are obvious.

The first photo shows Dai Ichi, which had three meltdowns.

Following a major earthquake, a 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors, causing a nuclear accident on 11 March 2011. All three cores largely melted in the first three days.”  from this link:

http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/safety-and-security/safety-of-plants/fukushima-accident.aspx

 

The second photo shows Dai Ni which was shut down safely, and continues to be shut down.

 


The following is a link to a Huffington Post article in Japanese. (I can not find a similar one in English.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.jp/2016/03/10/fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-2016_n_9412886.html

The first two photos compare a part of Tokyo (left) to the Dai Ichi Power Plant area (right.)

The second picture (a diagram) shows the levels of radiation at Dai Ichi Power Plant from February of 2016, four years after the disaster.

The third pictures show the exclusion area (the “forbidden zone” as it is commonly called) in size compared to Tokyo (right side.)

The fourth photo shows Dai Ichi Power Plant in 2016.

The fifth photo shows meals available to workers—I guess the workers trying to repair the mess.

The sixth photo shows a convenience store for those workers.

The next photo shows “Facings” (I have no idea what those are, but you can see them in the photo) in the larger photo. The inset photo shows the way it was before the accident, a grassy hill.

The next few photos show the disaster area that the Dai Ichi Power Plant is now…….

And the last photo is Tokyo. Lovely, isn’t it? Or is it? The last photo is of the lights of Tokyo (one of the largest cities in the word), and it is included in the article because the Dai Ichi Power Plants supplied the electricity for those lights. The Dai Ichi was one of Tokyo’s power sources. I don’t personally put any blame on the people of Tokyo–I use electricity, too. Obviously. But I always reiterate that the Fukushima Dai Ichi Power Plant supplied electricity to Tokyo (Not Fukushima!) because I get very much tired of Fukushima being blamed for the disaster, either directly or indirectly, especially on the internet.

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