After the devastating earthquake and tsunami, which followed afterwards, a huge blast was observed at the Fukushima-Daiichi atomic power plant that caused the radiation leak.
After the earthquake hit Japan, in several of the reactors at the two Fukushima plants the cooling systems failed and “without cooling, the temperature in the reactor core builds, with the risk that it could melt through its container into the building housing the system.” It also causes pressure in the containers where the reactor is situated.
The Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan declared that the amount of radiation released was "tiny." We sure hope so… but could this be another Chernobyl??
After the jump, you’ll also see the most recent photos of the consequences of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday.
Welcome to Prypiat, the home of the largest nuclear disaster in history, in the wintertime. Prypiat was founded in 1970 to house the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers.
It is obviously closed now and is very spooky looking. It is amazing that there are still trees and plants that still grow there.
These pictures are taken from "How to Photograph an Atomic Bomb" book by Peter Kuran.
As you already know it, if you didn’t skip history classes, hundreds of nuclear bombs were detonated in the United States between 1945 and 1962.
Due to the violence and dangerousness of those bombs, it was no easy task to take photographs of the explosions and yet there were photographs crazy enough to capture them.
This nuclear bunker is named after Marshal Tito. It was built in the ‘70s in Yugoslavia. For many years, this place was a total secret to everybody but a few people. Only in 1992 this bunker was revealed to publicity after Bosnia separated from Yugoslavia and invaded it.
Tito bunker is about 70,000 square feet, there are over 100 bedrooms, offices and conference rooms here. The furniture is wooden and looks neat.
This place can serve its purpose even today, if restocked with supplies. It can allow up to 350 people live inside for 6 months without ever coming outside.