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Discussions Discussion Nukes post-Fukushima
Jill Davies, Dec. 27, 2011

Report: Japan, utility at fault for response to nuclear disaster

Ultimately, the series of failures led to the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/12/japans-march-11-earthquake-and-tsunami-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-meltdown.html

Workers failed to immediately seek alternative sources of water to cool the overheating reactors because they assumed the system was working, even though numerous warning signs told them otherwise. “This accident has taught us an important lesson on how we must be ready for a disaster,” concluded the panel, headed by University of Tokyo professor emeritus Yotaro Hatamura.

Here’s an update on what’s going on at Fukushima, just 125 miles away from Tokyo.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=DcOol3KJscc&feature=related
Jill Davies
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Marco Masoni, April 23, 2011

I look at this great Japanese print by Hokusai differently now…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dystopos/30114047/
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Cylvia Cho, April 10, 2011

OMG, this video really drives home the magnitude of the devastation the tsunami caused.

http://freevideocoding.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://flash.vx.roo.com/streamingVX/63056/1458/20110311_japan_wave_successions_sky_1000k.mp4&autostart=true
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Marco Masoni, March 17, 2011

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami caused death, evacuation, fires, nuclear reactor issues and widespread devastation. Here are free resources to explore earthquakes and tsunamis with children to help them process the event.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110313/sc_ac/8053256_free_resources_to_teach_children_about_earthquakes_and_tsunamis;_ylt=A0LEaoiwJ31Nx_UAR1fVJRIF;_ylu=X3oDMTRkdmpscm9rBGFzc2V0A2FjLzIwMTEwMzEzLzgwNTMyNTZ
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Marco Masoni, March 17, 2011

Teaching Ideas: The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Here are some resources for teaching about the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, including the latest Times articles and multimedia, related lesson plans and other materials from The Learning Network, and ideas from around the Web. We’ll continue to update this post with new material this week.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/teaching-ideas-the-earthquake-and-tsunami-in-japan/?ref=education
Marco Masoni
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